Cranach - St Christopher (recto: coat-of-arms of the princes of Anhalt)
St Christopher (recto: coat-of-arms of the princes of Anhalt)
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberAT_PCLW_GE733
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/AT_PCLW_GE733
FR (1978) No.FR110A
Title:
St Christopher (recto: coat-of-arms of the princes of Anhalt)[Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 110A]
Dating:
about 1515 - 1520[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 110A]
about 1515[Exhib. Cat. Luzern 1948, No. 72]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerLiechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna
RepositoryLiechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna
LocationVienna
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 39.6 x 16.3 cm Dimensions including frame: 57.4 x 33.9 x 3.3 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:
reverse of the frame: - bottom, centre: plaque: '3556' - top, centre: handwritten on an attached label: 'Vaduz Obj.-Nr. 110 Inv.-Nr. 3009 1131' - top: handwritten on an attached label: 'Kunstmuseum Luzern 1948 Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des Fürsten von Liechtenstein Katalog Nr. 72' (handwritten on this, bottom left: '1131') [Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Description:
Recto: The panel depicts the saint in a river with the infant Christ standing on his left shoulder in the act of blessing. The figures occupy the entire pictorial space. The child wears a white robe, his nimbus is stamped in the gold guilding of the panel. Christopher supports the child with his left hand while holding a long stick in his right hand. Beneath his green robe he wears white ruffled trousers and there is a touch of red visible on his sleeve. A large bag containing food is attached to his belt as well as a sword, of which only the handle is visible. At the edge of the river the hermit is shown in front of his retreat. [Görres, cda 2013] Verso: Coat-of-arms belonging to the Princes of Anhalt [Exhib. Cat. Luzern 1948, No. 72]
Provenance:
- acquired at the auction of Fr. Lippmann, Berlin 26.11.1912, lot 27 by Prince Johann II. of Liechtenstein
[Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, revised 2013]
Exhibitions:
- Lucerne 1948, No. 72
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 201856, fn. 9under no. 7
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979110A
Exhib. Cat. Lucerne 194872
Friedländer, Rosenberg 193297