Cranach - The Infant Christ and St John
The Infant Christ and St John
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_NLMH_PAM774
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_NLMH_PAM774
FR (1978) No.FR222A
Title:
The Infant Christ and St John[Cat. Hannover 1992, 56-57]
The Boy Jesus adored by the boy John[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 222A]
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Attribution:
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [cda 2017]
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Hannover 1992, 56-57]
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Dating:
about 1515 - 1520[Cat. Hannover 1992, 56-57]
about 1535[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983, 360]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerNiedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
RepositoryNiedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
LocationHannover
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 29 x 19 cm [Cat. Hannover 1992, 56-57]
Support:
Painting on oak wood [Cat. Hannover 1992, 56]
Signature / Date:
None
Description:
The young St John accompanied by the lamb is shown kneeling in front of the infant Christ, who holds the cross and gives a blessing. Jesus wears a transparent shirt like that found in thirteenth century Italian painting. [Cat. Hannover 1992, 57]
Provenance:
- the collection of Hofrat Prof. Dr. med. C. F. Heyer, Braunschweig
- 1814 the collection of Hausmann, Hannover
- 1857 in the possession of Hannoverian Royalty
- Cumberland-Galerie
- 1893 Fideicommiss-Galerie
- 1925 acquisition
[Cat. Hannover 1992, 56]
Exhibitions:
Nuremberg 1983, No. 480
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Prague 201675, 77
Cat. Hannover 199256-57
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983360-361480
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979115222A
Friedländer, Rosenberg 19324998C
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 2012
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder - Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover - The Infant Christ and St John - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid black medium, brush

    Type/Ductus:
    - freehand underdrawing, combined with occasional copied lines (traced?)
    - thin lines

    Function:
    - relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the essential details; no representation of volume

    Deviations:
    - minor alterations made during the painting process

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - workshop

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    Condition Reports:
    • Date: 1992
    • - the barbe has been preserved along all four sides - in good condition [Cat. Hannover 1992, 56]