Cranach - Altarpiece of George the Bearded [left wing]
Altarpiece of George the Bearded [left wing]
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Dom zu Meißen
01.06.2020 - 20:08
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_DM_NONE-01
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_DM_NONE-01
FR (1978) No.FR219
Title:
Altarpiece of George the Bearded [left wing][Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 219]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 235-236, No. 156] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 113-114, No. 219]
Dating:
1534 [central panel dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerHochstift Meißen
RepositoryDom zu Meißen
LocationMeissen
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 115.5 x 45.4 - 45.7 cm [Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 235-236, No. 156]
Support:
Painting on wood, transferred to canvas [Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 235-236, No. 156] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 113-114, No. 219]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
- At the top of the panel: two quotations from the Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians and to Timothy [Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 235-236, No. 156] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 113-114, 219]
Description:
On the left wing Elector Georg the Bearded is depicted kneeling with his hands interlocked, facing towards the central panel and thus also Jesus. His guardian angel James the Greater and St Peter, identified on the basis of their attributes, stand behind him. There are two quotations from Epistle of St Paul written to the Ephesians and Timothy at the top of the panel. [see Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 113-114, 219]
Provenance:
- presumably commissioned by the elector after the death of his wife (17.01.1534)
[Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 235-236, No. 156]
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 113-114, No. 219]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Tacke 201586
Heydenreich 2015124, Fn. 61
Nurre 2015258, 259Fig. 2
Schuchardt 2015 A21
Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010235-236156pp. 235, 258
Messling 201017
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979113-114No. 219Fig. 219
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932180-181
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1899No. 61
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.10.2010
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • X-radiography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Dom zu Meißen - Altarpiece of George the Bearded [left wing] - X-RadiographsLucas Cranach the Elder - Dom zu Meißen - Altarpiece of George the Bearded [left wing] - X-Radiographs
      • Date: 01.10.2010
      • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
      • Infrared reflectography
      • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Dom zu Meißen - Altarpiece of George the Bearded [left wing] - Infrared Images
      • Underdrawing
      • - an underdrawing is not readily visible; probably executed with very diluted medium and a brush
        [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]
        • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
        • photographed by: Ingo Sandner