Cranach - Votive Painting of Our Lady
Votive Painting of Our Lady
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Dompfarrei St. Jakob, Innsbruck
02.06.2020 - 13:09
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberAT_DJI_NONE-DJI001
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FR (1978) No.FR393
Votive Painting of Our Lady[Felmayer 1994, 41]
Virgin and Child, the Child embracing his Mother[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 393]
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Lucas Cranach the Elder [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 393]
after 1537[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 393]
about 1525[Felmayer 1994, 45]
1517[Hirschberger 1924]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerDompfarrei St. Jakob, Innsbruck
RepositoryDompfarrei St. Jakob, Innsbruck
Dimension of support: 85 x 60 cm [Felmayer 1994, 43] Dimension of support 78.5 x 47.1 cm [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 393]
Painting on wood [Felmayer 1994, 43]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia centre left: winged serpent with dropped wings [Felmayer 1994, 43]
The Virgin is shown as a seated half-length figure against a dark background, looking directly at the viewer. Her long wavy hair is covered by a transparent veil, that also extends over the head of the infant Christ who embraces his mother. To achieve this he reaches up towards his mother, stretching out both arms and lifting his right leg, while standing with his left leg on his mother's lap. She supports the infant's bottom and upper body. [Görres, cda 2014]
- gift from Elector Johann Georg to Archduke Leopold V.
- in 1650 his son, Archduke Ferdinand Karl, donates it to the citizens of Passau
- first in Passau, the in Innsbruck castle
- from 1650 in the cathedral (Dompfarrkirche) in Innsbruck [FR 393]
- 1717-1724 in the Hospice church (Spitalskirche) Innsbruck [Felmayer 1994, 42]
- since then in the cathedral (Dompfarrkirche) in Innsbruck

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 393]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Görres 2017 B49Fig. 5
Tacke 201587
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 201511
Tacke 2007 C821
Wittmann 1998169, 179
Felmayer 199443-4418-20, 30
Schade, Schuttwolf 199431
Felmayer 1993
Ströter-Bender 199285ff, 92-93, 148
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979393
Kolb 197410ff, 42ff, 80ff
Sauser 197015-16
Kolb 196823
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932317
Hirschberger 1924
Weingartner 192114444
Strompen 1895317-321
Schuchardt 1851 C324