Cranach - St Barbara Altarpiece [right wing]
St Barbara Altarpiece [right wing]
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Angermuseum, Erfurt
17.06.2019 - 02:44
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_smbGG_636Bc
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_smbGG_636Bc
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
St Barbara Altarpiece [right wing][CDA 2010]
Winged Altar depicting the Life of St Barbara[Cat. Berlin 1996, 35]
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Attribution:
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010] "Lucas Cranach der Ältere, Schule" [Cat. Berlin 1996, 35, No. 95, 96]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Berlin 1883, No. 636B]
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Dating:
1530 - 1540[Cat. Erfurt 1924, 21, No. 66]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
RepositoryAngermuseum, Erfurt
LocationErfurt
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 172 x 138 cm [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010] Dimensions of support: 172 x 66 cm [Cat. Erfurt 1924, 21, No. 66]
Support:
Painting on wood (oak wood?) [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010] Spruce wood [Cat. Erfurt 1924, 21, No. 66]
Signature / Date:
None
Description:
Altarpiece depicting the life of St Barbara Right wing, interior: - top right: Barbara's father pulls her by the hair out of a cave - bottom right: The saint is decapitated by her father, while two spectators look on [Cat. Berlin 1883, No. 636B] Right wing, exterior: The Virgin, who is depicted facing to the right worships the cross
Provenance:
- 1879 acquired from the Brandenburg-Prussian art cabinet (Kunstkammer)

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005146 (English version 54)under no. 43
Cat. Berlin 199635Figs. 95, 96
Cat. Erfurt 192421No. 66
Interpretation / History / Discussion:
'The composition of the altarpiece has been changed. Originally the panels would have served as wing panels flanking a carved centre piece.'
[Cat. Erfurt 1924, 21, No. 66]