Cranach - The Princesses Sibylla (1515-1592), Emilia (1516-1591) and Sidonia (1518-1575) of Saxony
The Princesses Sibylla (1515-1592), Emilia (1516-1591) and Sidonia (1518-1575) of Saxony
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
12.12.2018 - 01:50
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberAT_KHM_GG877
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/AT_KHM_GG877
FR (1978) No.FR301
Title:
The Princesses Sibylla (1515-1592), Emilia (1516-1591) and Sidonia (1518-1575) of Saxony[CDA 2011]
Three Young Women[Cat. Vienna 1963, 2. Teil, No. 111]
Portrait of three Girls[Cat. Vienna 1906, No. 1460] [Engerth 1886, No. 1485]
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Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Dating:
about 1535[Zimmermann 1969, 283]
about 1530[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932, No. 240]
1526[Ruhmer 1963, 89]
1525 - 1530[Rebel 1994, 134, 135]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
RepositoryKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
LocationVienna
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 62 (l.)-62.1(r.) x 88.8(t.)-88.7(b.) cm Dimensions of the painted surface: correspond with those of the support Dimensions including the frame: 82 x 110.5 x 6.5 cm [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Support:
Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.) [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Signature / Date:
None
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: - top, centre: printed paper label: 'II. D. u. N. I. 57' - beneath: in white chalk: '71. 1 (?)' - beneath: printed paper label: '...LUC. CRANACH d. Ä. Nro... (?)' - on the right: stamp: '...(?)' - bottom left: in pencil: '1460' (2x) - bottom right: inventory stamp: 'GJ 1949' (2x) - bottom right: inventory label: 'Gemälde- Galerie des Allerh. Kaiserhauses No. 877' [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Description:
Half-length portrait of three richly dressed young women posing side by side against a black background and wearing gold chains [Tüchler, Schütz, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 2011]
Provenance:
- probably from the collection of Kaiser Rudolfs II.
- viennese inventory G (c. 1612-1618), No. 16.1: 'vom Krainacher, als 3 jungfrauen' (by Krainacher, as 3 Virgins)
- viennese inventory H (probably after 28.6.1619), No. 57: 'Drei weibsbildnus von Krunacher, gar lebhaftig' (three portraits of women by Krunacher, very life-like)
- [Christian v. Mechel, Cat. Vienna 1783, 252, No. 65][1]

[1][Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Exhibitions:
Vienna 1972, No. 13
Kronach 1994, No. 192
Vienna, Munich 2011, No. 69
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 2011No. 69
Erichsen 1994 B184
Rebel 1994134, 135Fig. A74
Reiter 199442, Fn. 20
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979129301Fig. 301
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 1972No. 13
Zimmermann E. H. 1969283
Cat. Vienna 1963No. 111
Cat. Vienna 1938No. 1460
Baldass 1922 B80
Frimmel 1917104-105
Cat. Vienna 1886No. 1485
Cat. Vienna 1783252No. 65