Cranach - The Pfirtsch Altar: St Ursula [separated verso of the right wing panel]
The Pfirtsch Altar: St Ursula [separated verso of the right wing panel]
Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop
Staatsgalerie im Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_BStGS_6268
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_BStGS_6268
FR (1978) No.FRSup007-008
Title:
The Pfirtsch Altar: St Ursula [separated verso of the right wing panel][CDA 2011]
Wing of The Angel Altar[cda 2018]
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Attribution:
Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011] [Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 140, No. 6268]
Master of the Mass of St Gregory [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup. 7- Sup. 8]
Hans Abel the Younger together with Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder [Cat. Aschaffenburg 1932][1] [1][Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup. 7-Sup. 8]
Heinrich Vogtherr together with Hans Abel the Younger [Cat. Aschaffenburg 1932][1] [1][Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup. 7-Sup. 8]
Simon Franck [Tacke 1992, 33, 41-169]
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Dating:
1526[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 140, No. 6268]
about 1530[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 140, No. 6268]
1524[Exhib. Cat. Aschaffenburg 2007, No. 11, 263]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerBayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
RepositoryStaatsgalerie im Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg
LocationAschaffenburg
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 92.5 x 40.8 cm [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011] [Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 140, No. 6268]
Support:
Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.) [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011]
Signature / Date:
None
Description:
St Ursula is depicted as a full-length figure standing in front of a landscape. She is turned slightly to the left and holds an arrow in both hands.
Provenance:
- until 1541 in the Collegial Church, Halle
- from the Collegial Church, Aschaffenburg

[Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 201898, fn. 9under no. 16
Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011140No. 6268
Schawe 2007 A215, 221Fig. 1
Merkel 2007 A81Fig. 4
Emmendörffer 1998218
Tacke 199233, 41-169
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979161No. Sup7-8
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.06.2012
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop - Staatsgalerie im Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg - The Pfirtsch Altar: St Ursula [separated verso of the right wing panel] - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid, (diluted) black medium and brush

    Type/Ductus:
    - freehand and in part traced 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:
    - workshop of Simon Franck/Master of the Mass of St Gregory?

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    Condition Reports:
    • Date: 01.04.2011
    • Support: - thinned and reinforced with an auxillary support - top right corner reconstructed
    • written by: Martin Schawe