Cranach - The Three Graces
The Three Graces
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Musée du Louvre, Paris
01.10.2020 - 02:22
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberF_MdLP_RF2011-1
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/F_MdLP_RF2011-1
FR (1978) No.FR250
Title:
The Three Graces[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 250]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [http://cartelen.louvre.fr/; 05.02.2014] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 120, No. 250]
Dating:
1531[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerMusée du Louvre, Paris
RepositoryMusée du Louvre, Paris
LocationParis
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 36 x 24 cm [http://cartelen.louvre.fr/; 05.02.2014]
Support:
Painting on beech wood [Paris, C2RMF, numéro de document: 16251]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia left edge: serpent (with elevated wings) and dated '1531'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse: red seal
Description:
The three graces stand against a dark background on a stony ground. The central figure wears a broad-rimmed hat and has her hair pinned up. She is shown frontally and looks out at the viewer. In contrast the figure on the right has her back turned to the viewer. The figure on the left has placed her right hand on the central figure's shoulder and grasps her bent foot with her left hand. She is the only one wearing her hair loose. The three graces wear numerous pieces of jewellery. [cda 2014]
Provenance:
- 1932 collection Seligmann, Paris
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 120, No. 250]
- since 2011 Musée du Louvre
[http://cartelen.louvre.fr/; 05.02.2014]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Foucart-Walter 2011
Grimm 199439168
Hinz 1994 B176, 177Fig. A118
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979120No. 250Fig. 250
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932205Fig. 205
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.10.2008
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • UV-light photography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - UV Images
    • created by: Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France
    • Date: 01.10.2008
    • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
    • Infrared reflectography
    • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - Infrared ImagesLucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - Infrared ImagesLucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - Infrared ImagesLucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - Infrared ImagesLucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - Infrared ImagesLucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - Infrared Images
    • Underdrawing
    • DESCRIPTION

      - an underdrawing is not readily visible, a pen was probably employed


      INTERPRETATION

      Attribution:
      - not possible; Cranach workshop

      [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich cda 2014]
      • photographed by: Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France
      • Date: 2008
      • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
      • X-radiography
      • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Musée du Louvre, Paris - The Three Graces - X-Radiographs
        • created by: Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France