Cranach - Christ blessing the Children
Christ blessing the Children
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Kunstmuseum Winterthur
17.06.2019 - 03:13
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberCH_KMW_62
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/CH_KMW_62
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Christ blessing the Children[Wilkojc 2012, 56, No. 5]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Winterthur 2005, 16-17, No. 2] [Wilkojc 2012, 56, No. 5]
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder(?) [cda 2017]
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Dating:
about 1540-1550[Cat. Winterthur 2005, 16-17, No. 2]
after 1550[cda 2017]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerKunstmuseum Winterthur
RepositoryKunstmuseum Winterthur
LocationWinterthur
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 82 x 122 cm [Cat. Winterthur 2005, 16-17, No. 2]
Support:
Painting on wood [Cat. Winterthur 2005, 16-17, No. 2]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the top, centre: serpent with dropped wings
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
- at the top edge: 'VNND SIE BRACHTEN KINDLEIN ZV IM - DAS ER SIE ANRVRETE. MARC: AM X CAP:'
Description:
Christ stands in the centre of the image facing to the right and holds a child on his left arm. With his right hand he touches another child held by its mother. More women with their children are gathered around him. The ages of the children range from infants to small children. A group of older, bearded men stand on the left side of the image. The backgrund is dark.
Provenance:
- Kloster Rheinau (dissolution of the monastery in 1862)
- 1864 donated by the Canton Zurich
[Cat. Winterthur 2005, 16-17, No. 2]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Wilkojc 201256No. 5
Cat. Winterthur 200516-17No. 2Fig. p. 17
Interpretation / History / Discussion:
Es existieren mehrere Bilder mit exakt der gleichen Darstellung u.a. in der St. Annenkirche, Augsburg.
[cda 2017]
'Es mag erstaunen, dass das Gemälde mit diesem explizit reformatorischen Thema aus der Kunstkammer des mit der Säkularisation aufgelösten Klosters Rheinau stammt. Wann und wie das Bild dorthin gelangt wr, konnte bislang nicht eruiert werden.'
[Cat. Winterthur 2005, 16-17, No. 2]