Cranach - Altarpiece of St Catherine's Church, Zwickau [left fixed wing]
Altarpiece of St Catherine's Church, Zwickau [left fixed wing]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Ev.-Luth. Nicolai-Kirchgemeinde Zwickau
17.09.2019 - 10:22
Cranach - Altarpiece of St Catherine's Church, Zwickau [left fixed wing]
Altarpiece of St Catherine's Church, Zwickau [left fixed wing]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
St. Katharinen-Kirche, Zwickau
17.09.2019 - 10:22
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_KAZW_NONE-KAZW001D
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_KAZW_NONE-KAZW001D
FR (1978) No.FR064C
Title:
Altarpiece of St Catherine's Church, Zwickau [left fixed wing][Flechsig 1900 B, 16]
Altarpiece of St Kunigunde [left fixed wing][Böhlitz 2005, 33]
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Attribution:
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Böhlitz 2005, 33] [Ludolphy 1984, 17] 'zum größten Teil nur trockene Schülerarbeit' [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 83] 'nicht sämtliche Bilder mit eigener Hand' [Flechsig 1900 B, 17]
Master of the Döbeln Altarpiece [Sandner 1993, 101, 106, 138]
Hans von Kulmbach [Steche 1889, 132]
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Dating:
1518[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 83, No. 64C]
1517[Böhlitz 2005, 33]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
Owner
RepositorySt. Katharinen-Kirche, Zwickau
LocationZwickau
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 192 x 80 cm [Böhlitz 2005, 33] [Steche 1889, 132] Dimensions of support: 193 x 70 cm [Flechsig 1900 B, 17]
Support:
Painting on wood [Böhlitz 2005, 33] lime wood [Flechsig 1900 B, 17]
Signature / Date:
None
Description:
Emperor Heinrich II is depicted as a full-length figure with a crown, the imperial orb and an architectural model of a church
Provenance:
- 11th of December 1518 set up above the St Kunigunde altarpiece in the Marienkirche, Zwickau
- 1530 relocated to the choir of the Franciscian convent (Barfüßer), Zwickau
- since the 23rd of December 1534 it has functioned as the high-altarpiece in the Katharinenkirche, Zwickau
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Pöpper 2015299-302Fig. 1
Großmann 2011
Böhlitz 200526, 27, 31, 34-36Pl. 10
Melzer 200557
Böhlitz 1999
Sandner 1993101, 106, 138
Ludolphy 1984
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979
Flechsig 1900 B
Steche 1889
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.04.2012
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder - St. Katharinen-Kirche, Zwickau - Altarpiece of St Catherine's Church, Zwickau [left fixed wing] - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid, black medium and brushes of varying widths

    Type/Ductus:
    - detailed and freehand underdrawing
    - thin to broader lines, shorter lines for details (hands and face)

    Function:
    - 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, possibly Simon Franck?

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • Date:
    • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
    • X-radiography
    • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder - St. Katharinen-Kirche, Zwickau - Altarpiece of St Catherine's Church, Zwickau [left fixed wing] - X-Radiographs