Cranach - Prince Johann II of Anhalt [Copy of a portrait in Jagdschloss Grunewald]
Prince Johann II of Anhalt [Copy of a portrait in Jagdschloss Grunewald]
Heinrich Olivier (Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder)
Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz, Gotisches Haus (The Gothic House)
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_SA-KsDW_M03-2002
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_SA-KsDW_M03-2002
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Prince Johann II of Anhalt [Copy of a portrait in Jagdschloss Grunewald][cda 2015]
Attribution:
Heinrich Olivier (Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder)[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16545; accessed 7 April 2015]
Dating:
1824[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16545; accessed 7 April 2015]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerBundesland Sachsen-Anhalt
RepositoryKulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz, Gotisches Haus (The Gothic House)
LocationWörlitz
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 67.4 x 49.6 cm [Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16545; accessed 7 April 2015]
Support:
Painting on wood [Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16545; accessed 7 April 2015]
Signature / Date:
None [cda 2015]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
- above the sitter's head and framed by tracery: 'EFFIGIES ILLVSTRIS / ADVLESCETIS DO/MINI IOHANNIS // PRINCIPIS IN ANHALT/ ANO AETATIS EIVS / SEIDECIMO 1520.' [Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16545; accessed 7 April 2015]
Description:
A knee-length portrait of Prince Johann of Anhalt (1504-1551) in armour. The painting is subtlely executed with great attention to detail. The boy faces left and is wearing a red beret on his head. He has placed his right hand on his hip and his left hand rests on the hilt of his sword. He wears plated armour exhibiting large rims on the shoulders and has a golden chain with a pendant set with precious stones around his neck. He carries a large sword on his left side and a dagger is visible in his belt. The original version of the painting by Lucas Cranach was in the Gotisches Haus in Wörlitz until 1918 and has been in Schloss Grunewald, Berlin since 1958. [Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16545; accessed 7 April 2015]
Provenance:
- acquired for the 'Gotische Haus' in 2002
[Melzer 2005, 56]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz 2015140-141
Melzer 2015 B154, 15511
Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 200556
Melzer 200556