Cranach - St Valentine and a Kneeling Donator
St Valentine and a Kneeling Donator
Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
18.02.2019 - 11:31
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberAT_AKBILD_GG-549
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/AT_AKBILD_GG-549
FR (1978) No.FR002
Title:
St Valentine and a Kneeling Donator[Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 66, No. 002]
Dating:
about 1502 - 1503[Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4]
after 1500'Shortly after 1500' [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 66, No. 002]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerThe Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
RepositoryThe Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
LocationVienna
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 91 x 49 cm [Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4]
Support:
Painting on spruce wood [Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 66, No. 002]
Signature / Date:
None
Description:
Valentinus von Rätien (died c. 475) was one of the first Bishops of Passau. Said to have healed an epileptic, he is regarded as the patron saint of suffers from epilepsy. Wearing canonical dress, the saint stands in the central axis of the panel; behind him juts the torso of an epileptic. His face, twisted with the effects of his seizure, contrasts strongly with the composure of the praying donor. [see Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4]
Provenance:
- Collection of Count Lamberg-Sprinzenstein and donated in 1821
[Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4]
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 66, No. 002]
Exhibitions:
Vienna 1972
Basel 1974, Cat.-No. 85
Frankfurt 2007, Cat.-No. 4
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007122No. 4
Heydenreich 1998 A185-186, 196
Sandner 1998 B83, 91
Friedländer, Rosenberg 197966No. 2Fig. 2
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974156ff.No. 85
Schade 1974Fig. 9
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 19724ff.
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932No. 2
Interpretation / History / Discussion:
As is evident from the composition this panel was originally the left wing of a retable. The donor looks up to the central panel, which may have depicted a crucifixion scene. [see Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 122, No. 4]
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 1995
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - The Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna - St Valentine and a Kneeling Donator - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Material:
    - fluid, black medium, brush

    Type/Ductus:
    - freehand underdrawing
    - Incisions in the ground indicate the contours of the gilding

    Function:
    - only partially binding for the final painted version; the main contours are delineated with broad lines while the details and facial features are defined with a few thin lines; no representation of volume with hatching-strokes, possible washes.
    Deviations:
    - corrections were made to forms during the painting process

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - Lucas Cranach the Elder

    [Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2017]
    • photographed by: Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
    • Date: 1995
    • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
    • X-radiography
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      • created by: Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien