Cranach - Johann Ernst of Saxony
Johann Ernst of Saxony
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_smbGG_55-2
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Johann Ernst of Saxony[CDA 2010]
Johann Friedrich the Younger (Elector of Saxony)from 1841 until 1921[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
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Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
about 1550[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
RepositoryStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Dimensions of support: 74 x 48 cm [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Painting on beech wood [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010] [Klein, Report 1997]
Signature / Date:
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Original Inscriptions:
Inscription: - top right: 'Herzog Iohann Friederich der Iüngere.'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: - above the centre: in white chalk: 'M 256' - right of the centre: seal: 'Koenigliche Museen Berlin' - below: stamp (black): 'I.1116.' - below the centre: in paint: 'M. 1227'? - below: label: 'Staatliche Museen Berlin - Gemäldegalerie/ Katalog-Nr. II.55/ Lucas Cranach - Werkstatt/ Joh.Friedrich III d.J./ Herzog von Sachsen' - bottom right: label: 'K.V. II.55/ INv. I/144' Reverse of the frame: - top right: 'LK 9' - below at a 90° angle: label: '209,73' [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Half-length portrait of Johann Friedrich the Younger/Johann Ernst, Elector of Saxon facing right. The sitter wears a feathered hat, a black undergarment and a gown with a fur collar. He has a golden chain around his neck. There is a green curtain in the background.
- acquired from the Royal Castles' Collection (Königliche Schlösser)
[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018157, fn. 7under no. 29
Klein 1994 A197, 198Tab. 5
Cat. Berlin 198918-20
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937No. 82
Cat. Berlin 1931611
Posse 1930500
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 2010
  • Technical Examination
  • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie - Johann Ernst of Saxony - Reverse
  • Support
  • - beech wood
    - two planks glued together
  • Ground and Imprimatura
  • - the ground is not covered by the paint layers. It extends to the edge of the panel.
    • written by: Christine Unsinn
    • Date: 17.02.1997
    • Scientific analysis
    • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
    • Support
      • analysed by: Peter Klein