Cranach - Venus in a Landscape
Venus in a Landscape
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Musée du Louvre, Paris
12.11.2019 - 21:19
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberF_MdLP_1180
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/F_MdLP_1180
FR (1978) No.FR242
Title:
Venus in a Landscape[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 119, No. 242]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [http://cartelen.louvre.fr/; 08.07.2014] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 119, No. 242]
Dating:
1529[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerMusée du Louvre, Paris
RepositoryMusée du Louvre, Paris
LocationParis
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 38 x 25 cm [http://cartelen.louvre.fr/; 08.07.2014]
Support:
Painting on beech wood [Report Peter Klein, 1997]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia lower right edge: serpent (with elevated wings) and date '1529'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
None
Description:
Venus is depicted standing on stony ground, with her hair loose and her legs crossed. She looks directly at the viewer, wearing only a hat and a string of pearls, while holding a transparent veil to cover her vulva. The forest behind opens out on the left to reveal a mountainous landscape with a lake and a town.
Provenance:
- Brunswick (?)
[cartelen.louvre.fr/; 08.07.2014]
- 1806 acquired by the Musée Napoléon, now the Musée du Louvre, Paris
[http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm; 08.07.2014]
Exhibitions:
Bordeaux 1964
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 201836, 142under no. 2
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979
Lilienfein 194276
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932200
Glaser 1923232
Schuchardt 187118173
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 1997
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
  • Support
  • - a single beech wood plank; the youngest annual ring is from 1522
    [Klein Report, 1997]
    • examined by: Peter Klein
    • Date:
    • Technical Examination
    • Framing
    • - in 2002 a rosewood frame (Dutch, 17th century) was acquired for the painting
      [Dokumente des Musée du Louvre, revised 2013]
        History of Restoration:
        • Date: 1951
        • - treatment of the paint layers, varnish thinned, overpaint removed, new varnish application [Paris, C2RMF, numéro de référence: F15181]
        • conservation treatment by: Michel Pierre