Cranach - Margarethe of Ponickau
Margarethe of Ponickau
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_SKD_GG1922A
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_SKD_GG1922A
FR (1978) No.FR349B
Title:
Margarethe of Ponickau[CDA 2011]
Attribution:
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder 'Meister Zc' [Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492] Workshop Lucas Cranach [Kolb 2005 A, 172 Fn. 219]
Dating:
1536[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerStaatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
RepositoryStaatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
LocationDresden
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 52 x 34 x 1 cm [Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
Support:
Painting on beech wood [Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492] [Klein, Report 2003]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia and dated top right: 'Zc1536'; beneath the figure 5 (later addition): [winged serpent with elevated wings]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Original Inscriptions:
- top: 'MARGRETA V PONICKAV GEWESWNE IN CHVR/ FVRSTIN SIBILLEN FRAVNTZIMMER'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: [Gal.-Nr., repeated]; in white chalk: 'J 813 [?]'; in black ink (in cyrillic script): 'f. 2321/32'; in purple crayon:'-408' [Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
Description:
A half-length portrait of a young woman, facing left. She is wearing a black dress with a brocade border and decorative slits in the sleeves. It is finished around the neckline with a pleated transparent material over which she wears a choker and a chain. Her hair is tied together under a snood and covered by a thin veil the edge of which creates a soft line above her eyes and across her cheek. [Görres, cda 2016]
Provenance:
- 1698 inventory of the Kunstkammer, listing new entries
[Sächs. HStADD, Cap. X a No. 16 (Posse Bd. 11)][1]
- 1722-1728 inventory B 107
- 1853 catalogue No. 516 a
- 1956/57 returned from Russia

[Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
[1][Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
Exhibitions:
Dresden 1937, 15
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Maaz 201076, 77
Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005492-49745Pl. p. 493
Kolb 2005 A156, 172 Fn. 219, 173 Fn. 259
Kolb 2005 C538, 544-548, 550-552, 554, 555, 55745
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979139No. 349B
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 193715
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932283A
Glaser 1923233
Cat. Dresden 1887
Lindau 1883275, 283
Schuchardt 1871147-14836
Schäfer 1860877, 878
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 28.09.2012
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Margarethe of Ponickau - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • Results
    Drawing material:

    Technique:
    - the lines can be assigned to the painted version rather than the underdrawing [1]
    [1] [Schölzel, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
    [Böhme, Schölzel, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 2012]
    • photographed by: Alexandra Böhme
    • photographed by: Christoph Schölzel
    • Date: 2005
    • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
    • Infrared reflectography
    • Underdrawing
    • The lines can be assigned to the painted version rather than the underdrawing
    • Framing
    • New frame: gilded stucco frame in the style of the 18th and 19th century Dresden Gallery frames

      [Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
        • Date: 31.10.2003
        • Scientific analysis
        • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
        • Support
        • The wood is from the same tree as that of the panel 'Christ blessing the Children', Inv. No. 1924 and 'Martin Luther' and 'Philipp Melanchthon' (private collection, Hamburg). For the latter the most recent annual ring and therefore the earliest felling date is 1532.

          [Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 494]
          • analysed by: Peter Klein
          • Date: 2003
          • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
          • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Margarethe of Ponickau - Reverse
          • Support
          • - the reverse is original
            - two planks, vertically aligned
            - joins and splits covered with an application of tow
            - marks from a block plane
            - rebate along all four edges
            - black coating
            - bottom left: marks from a chisel and plane

            [Schlegel, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
              Condition Reports:
              • Date: 2005
              • Support: - marks from nails employed to fix the panel in a frame - splits along the top and bottom edge of the panel - retouching in the background, along the edge of the panel, on the chin and along the join, which runs through the left hand - winged serpent added at a later stage [Schlegel, Schölzel, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005, 492]
                • Date: 1955
                • [GGAM, Abt. Restaurierung, sowjetischer Gemäldepass][1] [1][Schölzel, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 205, 492] see also pdf
                  History of Restoration:
                  • Date: 1971
                  • [GGAM, Abt. Restaurierung: Meldung][1] [1][Schölzel, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 205, 492] see also pdf
                    • Date: 1928
                    • [Sächs, HStADD, 13458 SKD, GG Nr. 8, Bd. 15, Bl. 197][1] [1][Schölzel, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 205, 492]
                      • Date: 1904
                      • [Sächs, HStADD, 13458 SKD, GG Nr. 8, Bd. 12, Bl. 40][1] [1][Schölzel, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 205, 492]