Cranach - St George in Battle
St George in Battle
Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop
Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_NLMH_KM148
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St George in Battle[Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop 'Saxon Pupil of Cranach the Elder' [L. Grote, written correspondence, 16.03.1954] [1] [1] [Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Jakob Rosenberg, written correspondence 05.05.1953] [1] [1] [Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
Circle of Lucas Cranach the Elder[Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerNiedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
RepositoryNiedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
Dimensions of support: 30 x 27.6 cm [Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
Painting on beech wood [Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
Signature / Date:
Date bottom left: '1536'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: old handwritten label: 'Friedrich Löffelholz' [Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
St George prepares to plunge the sword into the dragon, that crouches beneath his horse. George wears flamboyant armour and a broad-rimmed hat with a plume. On the left edge the king's daugther is visible with her attribute of the lamb. [Görres, cda 2012]
- probably belonged to the Löffelholz family, Nuremberg. No. 10 in the estate inventory of Hans Friedrich II. Löffelholz of Colberg, 1670
- Culemann Collection, Hannover, No. 153 (972)
- 1887 Municipal Gallery (Städtische Galerie)
[Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Hannover 199268
Interpretation / History / Discussion:
The present paintings of a knight and a princess are probably portraits of Hans Löffelholz of Colberg (1504-1544) and his wife Anna of Giech.
[Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 2012
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop - Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover - St George in Battle - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing

    - fluid black medium, brush

    - detailed and freehand underdrawing
    - thin to somewhat broader lines
    - hatching-strokes

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

    - minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form


    - workshop or circle of

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    Condition Reports:
    • Date: 1992
    • In good condition [Cat. Hannover 1992, 68]