Cranach - St Eustace
St Eustace
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna
02.06.2020 - 14:11
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberAT_PCLW_GE1036
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/AT_PCLW_GE1036
FR (1978) No.FR108
Title:
St Eustace[Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
St Hubert, kneeling below a Rock upon which the Stag with the Cross is standing[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 108]
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Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 108]
Lucas Cranach the Younger [Bode 1896] [1] [1] according to Kronfeld 1931, No. A 1036
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Dating:
about 1515 - 1520[Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 108]
about 1520[Exhib. Cat. Luzern 1946, No. 71]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerLiechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna
RepositoryLiechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna
LocationVienna
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 86.5 x 32.8 cm Dimensions including frame: 102.5 x 48.5 x 3 cm [Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Support:
Painting on lime wood [Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Signature / Date:
None
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Inscription on the pommel of the hunting sword: 'AD' [Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Description:
Saint Eustace kneels reverently in front of a rockface and looks up at the mighty stag who stands above him close to the precipice. A cross springs from his forehead between the sweeping antlers. The hunter carries an array of hunting equipment. A ballock and a hunting sword bearing the initials 'AD' on the pommel hang from a shoulder belt. A piece of armour flashes beneath the red robe. The horse, which is tied to a tree, looks into the far distance and appears to be unaffected by the miracle. With the exception of the hunting dog, who stands behind the kneeling figure of Eustace and - baring his teeth - appears to have got the scent of the stag, the remaining dogs do not perceive the mystical apparition. [Hanzl, Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein 2013]
Provenance:
- possibly acquired in 1819 from the Collection of Count Collowrat in Prague by Prince Johann II. of Liechtenstein
[Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Exhibitions:
Lucerne 1948, No. 71
Feldkirch 1971
Vaduz 1979
New York 1985, No. 151
Kronach 1994, No. 150
Luxembourg 1995
Vaduz 2007
Lucerne 2008
Rome 2010, No. 47
Bard 2011
Tokyo/Kochi/Kyoto/Singapore 2012-2013

[Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Singapore 20136217p. 63
Exhib. Cat. Bard 201176p. 77
Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010274 -276No. 47Pl. p. 275
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 20081504pp. 66, 67
Exhib. Cat. Vaduz 2007568pp. 18-19
Heydenreich 2007 A396
Kräftner 2006p. 88
Exhib. Cat. Luxembourg 199569; 86-886483
Exhib. Cat. New York 1985237-239151
Exhib. Cat. Vaduz 1979305
Friedländer, Rosenberg 197991108
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974247
Rosenberg 19542822
Exhib. Cat. Lucerne 194871
Posse 19425639
Friedländer, Rosenberg 19324895
Kronfeld 1931193A 1036
Flechsig 1900 A118
Cat. Vienna 1896 A128
Cat. Vienna 188599739
Cat. Vienna 18731191036
Waagen 1866278
Waagen 1862247
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 1985
  • Technical Examination
  • Support
  • support thinned and attached to an auxiliary structure
    [Exhib. Cat. New York 1985, No. 151]