Cranach - Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, arch-bishop of Mainz as St Jerome in his Study
Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, arch-bishop of Mainz as St Jerome in his Study
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
22.09.2019 - 03:45
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_HLMD_GK71
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_HLMD_GK71
FR (1978) No.FR185
Title:
Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, arch-bishop of Mainz as St Jerome in his Study[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 70]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 70]
Dating:
1525[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerHessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
RepositoryHessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
LocationDarmstadt
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 116.5 x 77.5 cm [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 70]
Support:
Painting on lime wood [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 70]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the bottom left: serpent with elevated wings, facing right, in black paint and date '1525' [cda 2015]
Description:
Cranach depicts Albrecht of Brandenburg wearing cardinal's vestments in the role of St Jerome occupying a comfortable study with beams on the ceiling, which is lit from the right by a crown glass window. The cardinal sits at a large desk with writing material, books and a crucifix on it. Behind him are shelves with books and pewter table-ware, the depiction of the sudarium as well as many utensils for daily use. In addition to the lion - included as his attribute - a family of pheasants and a pair of partridges are visible in the foreground; a small dog sits to the right of the cardinal. [Görres, cda 2015]
Provenance:
- acquired before 1820, probably from landgraviate property

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 70]
Exhibitions:
- Dresden 1899, No. 22
- Rotterdam 1969, No. 210
- Nuremberg 1971, No. 274
- Frankfurt 2007, No. 66
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007252-25366p. 253
Ermischer 200726Fig. 14
Heydenreich 1998 A184
Dittrich 1996
Rebel 1994137Fig. A82
Ebert-Schifferer 1993192
Cat. Darmstadt 199344-45
Cat. Darmstadt 1990241-24370p. 242, 243
Reber 19909442
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979185
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974100-101, 215No. 45Pl. 12
Schade 1974384
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1971274
Exhib. Cat. Rotterdam 1969210pl. VIII
Wind 1937-1938150-153
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932157
Luz 192562
Klapheck-Strümpell 1925-1926173ff.
Glaser 1921 A136
Cat. Darmstadt 191471
Flechsig 1900 B82
Flechsig 1900 A263-264
Redlich 1900196-197
Cat. Dresden 189922
Schuchardt 1851 C40222
Cat. Darmstadt 181810