Cranach - Portrait of a Lady with an Apple
Portrait of a Lady with an Apple
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop
Obrazárna Pražského hradu (Prague Castle Picture Gallery)
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberCZ_OPH_HS242
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/CZ_OPH_HS242
FR (1978) No.FR178
Title:
Portrait of a Lady with an Apple[Exhib. Cat. Prague 2007, No. 10]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop[Exhib. Cat. Prague 2007, no. 10] [Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005, no. 10]
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Prague 1998, 56] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 178]
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Dating:
1527[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerObrazárna Pražského hradu (Prague Castle Picture Gallery)
RepositoryObrazárna Pražského hradu (Prague Castle Picture Gallery)
LocationPrague
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 37.8 x 25.3 cm [Exhib. Cat. Prague 2007, No. 10]
Support:
Painting on oak wood [Exhib. Cat. Prague 2007, No. 10]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia lower half: winged serpent with elevated wings and date '1527'. [Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005, No. 10]
Description:
Full-length portrait of a Lady in courtly attire, depicted in three-quarter profile against a black background. She looks directly at the viewer and holds an apple in her hand. [Görres, cda 2014]
Provenance:
- 1685 mentioned in the inventory, possibly as part of the collection of Cranach paintings belonging to Rudolph II.
[Cat. Prague 1998, 56]

- 1797 lent to the Picture Gallery of the Society of Patriotic Friends of Arts in Prague (EC607)
- 1972-73 lent to the National Gallery in Prague
[Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005, 31, No. 10]
Exhibitions:
Prague 2005, No. 10
Rome 2010, No. 21
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010195 - 197No. 21Pl. p. 196
Chamonikola 2005 B26 (English version 11, 12)
Exhib. Cat. Prague 200572, 73 (English version 31)10Pl. p. 73
Cat. Prague 199856
Stepanov 1997136
Cat. Prague 1988126, 128
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979178
Schade 197455132
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B80p. 57
Cat. Prague 197139213
Cat. Prague 1962XVIII
Loriš 19428
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932150
Cat. Prague 188945163
Cat. Prague 18561726
Schuchardt 1851 C110388
Cat. Prague 182728607
Burde 1827304
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.06.2014
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop - Obrazárna Pražského hradu (Prague Castle Picture Gallery) - Portrait of a Lady with an Apple - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid, black medium and brush

    Type/Ductus:
    - freehand underdrawing
    - thin lines

    Function:
    - relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the essential details and the facial features; no representation of volume

    Deviations:
    - minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - not possible

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2014]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    History of Restoration:
    • Date: 2001
      • conservation treatment by: Martin Martan
      • conservation treatment by: Josef Coban
      • Date: 1997
        • conservation treatment by: Mojmír Hamsík