Cranach - Altarpiece of the Virgin [central panel]: The Virgin and Child on a Crescent Moon Venerated by Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg
Altarpiece of the Virgin [central panel]: The Virgin and Child on a Crescent Moon Venerated by Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg
Master of the Mass of St Gregory
Evangelische Marktkirchengemeinde Halle
17.09.2019 - 10:30
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_MKH_NONE-MKH001a
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_MKH_NONE-MKH001a
FR (1978) No.FRSup006A
Title:
Altarpiece of the Virgin [central panel]: The Virgin and Child on a Crescent Moon Venerated by Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg[cda 2015]
Attribution:
Master of the Mass of St Gregory [Emmendörffer 1998, 218][Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup6A]
Simon Franck [Tacke 1992, 47-56]
Hans Cranach [Flechsig 1900 A, 281]
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Dating:
1529[dated on second movable wing on the left]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerEvangelische Marktkirchengemeinde Halle
RepositoryEvangelische Marktkirchengemeinde Halle
LocationHalle
Dimensions:
Dimensions of painted surface: 264 x 209.4 cm Dimension including frame: 284 x 229.4 cm [Heydenreich, cda 2015]
Support:
Painting on wood [cda 2015]
Signature / Date:
None [cda 2015]
Description:
The Virgin sits on the crescent moon in a golden aureole surrounded by a garland of angels. She has a crown on her head and wears a red dress under a greenish-blue cloak. She holds the naked child standing on her knee with both hands. With his right hand he holds out a book to Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, who is dressed in red and kneels on a cushion at the bottom left. At the bottom right there is a mountainous landscape. [Flechsig 1900 B, 29]
Exhibitions:
- Dresden 1899, No. 102
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Tacke 201586
Kramer 2012
Heydenreich 2007 B39-40
Tacke 2007 C81, 82, 84
Münch 2007125
Hauschke 2007181
Exhib. Cat. Halle 2006307
Exhib. Cat. Prague 200566, 116 (English version 29, 44, 45)under nos. 8, 30
Emmendörffer 1998218
Tacke 199247-5619-23
Flechsig 1900 A131
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 1994
  • Technical Examination
  • Paint Layers and Gilding
  • - decorative motifs were scratched into the top red glaze layer with the handle of the brush
    - there is a painted black line parallel to the edge of the painted surface at the left
  • Framing
  • - the frame with inserted gilded profile is not original, but possibly 19th century
    • examined by: Gunnar Heydenreich