Cranach - Venus and Cupid
Venus and Cupid
Heinrich Bollandt
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
02.07.2020 - 07:05
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_BStGS_5465
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FR (1978) No.FR-none
Venus and Cupid[CDA 2010]
Heinrich Bollandt [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010]
Lucas Cranach the Younger former attribution
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about 1620 - 1630[Schade, Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 82]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerBayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
RepositoryAlte Pinakothek, Munich
Dimensions of support: 196 x 89 cm [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010]
Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.) [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010] [Klein, Report 1996]
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The blond Venus stands against a dark background on stony ground. She holds a thin veil in her left hand, which partially envelops her, but does not conceal her nakedness. In addition she wears numerous pieces of jewellery around her forehead, her neck and her stomach. With her right hand she points to Cupid, who stands balancing on his right foot on a small pedestal on the left side of the painting. He holds an arrow in his right hand and his left hand is raised towards Venus.
- 1812 acquired from Bayreuth palace
[Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011124-125, 148Nos. 28, 5465Fig. p. 125
Schade 200981-83Figs. 1, 3-5
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 26.06.1996
  • Scientific analysis
  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
  • Support
  • Identification of wood species: lime wood (Tilia sp.)
    • analysed by: Peter Klein