Cranach - Altarpiece of the Laity [predella]: Holy Mass and Purgatory
Altarpiece of the Laity [predella]: Holy Mass and Purgatory
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder (Simon Franck and assistant)
Dom zu Meißen
12.12.2018 - 01:50
Choose objects with for comparison
Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_DM_NONE-DM004F
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_DM_NONE-DM004F
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Altarpiece of the Laity [predella]: Holy Mass and Purgatory[cda 2013]
Altarpiece of the Holy Cross[cda 2013]
Hide content...
Attribution:
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder (Simon Franck and assistant)[Sandner, cda 2013]
Dating:
about 1518 - 1520[Sandner, cda 2013]
1526[Ursinius 1872, 60] [Gurlitt 1920, 217]
Hide content...
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerHochstift Meißen
RepositoryDom zu Meißen
LocationMeissen
Dimensions:
Dimensions of painted surface: 50 x 117 cm [cda 2013]
Support:
Painting on wood [cda 2013]
Signature / Date:
None
Description:
The central middle field of the predella depicts a mass at the moment of consecration. The celebrant stands in front of an altar with a retable and raises the host. The congregation has fallen to the ground. Directly behind the celebrant an acolyte wearing a red robe kneels and holds up the tail of the chasuble in his right hand and an altar candle in his left hand. To the left of the altar an acolyte rings a bell. The areas to the left and right show the purgatorial fire from which angles save single souls. [Görres, cda 2013]
Provenance:
- since its creation the retable has been on the altar in front of the rood cross

[cda 2013]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Sandner 2015 B
Wegmann 2003 A2.6
Donath 199821, 23
Gurlitt 1920216-224
Rüling 1839145-146
Ursinius 178260
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.07.2013
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder (Simon Franck and assistant) - Dom zu Meißen - Altarpiece of the Laity [predella]: Holy Mass and Purgatory - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid, black medium and brush

    Type/Ductus:
    - detailed and freehand underdrawing
    - thin to broad lines
    - hatching-strokes

    Function:
    - relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the essential details and the facial features; representation of volume (hatching-strokes)

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

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - assistant in the Cranach workshop, Simon Franck?

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    History of Restoration:
    • Date: 1911
    • Restored by the painter Jantsch in the workshops of the Kommission zur Erhaltung der Kunstdenkmäler [Gurlitt 1920, 224]