Cranach - The Ill-Matched Couple: Old Man and Young Woman
The Ill-Matched Couple: Old Man and Young Woman
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest
23.05.2019 - 03:39
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberHU_SMB_130
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/HU_SMB_130
FR (1978) No.FR155
Title:
The Ill-Matched Couple: Old Man and Young Woman[Cat. Budapest 2003, 30]
The Ill-Matched Lovers[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 155]
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Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Budapest 2003, 30]
Dating:
1522[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerSzépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest
RepositorySzépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest
LocationBudapest
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 85.0 / 85.6 x 63.4 / 63.2 x 0.6 cm [cda 2014]
Support:
Painting on beech wood [Cat. Budapest 2003, 30]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia upper left: serpent and dated '1522'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
on the reverse: 3 paper label
Description:
Enamoured the almost toothless old man smiles at the young woman, who takes advantage of his embrace to steal the money from his purse.
Provenance:
- from the Viennese Court Collection
- 1848 transferred by the Court Chamber Committee (Buda, Budapest) to the Hungarian National Museum
[Cat. Budapest 2003, 30]
Exhibitions:
Dresden 1899, No. 16
Bordeaux 1972, No. 10
Tokyo 1994, No. 50
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010218127pp. 218, 245
Bücken 201064
Exhib. Cat. Prague 200584 (English version 35)under no. 15
Cat. Budapest 200330
Exhib. Cat. Tokyo 1994No. 50
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979102No. 155Fig. 155
Stewart 197883, 144-145No. 17Fig. 55
Silver 1974109
Cat. Budapest 1967161-162
Posse 194258
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932136Fig. 136
Flechsig 1900 BPl. 77
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1899No. 16
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.06.2014
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared Reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest - The Ill-Matched Couple: Old Man and Young Woman - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid, black medium and brushes of varying widths

    Type/Ductus:
    - detailed and freehand underdrawing
    - thin to broader lines

    Function:
    - relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the essential details and the facial features; no representation of volume

    Deviations:
    - alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - Lucas Cranach the Elder or/and workshop?


    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2014]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    • Date: 01.06.2014
    • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
    • UV-light photography
    • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest - The Ill-Matched Couple: Old Man and Young Woman - UV Images
      • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
      • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
      • Date:
      • Technical Examination
      • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest - The Ill-Matched Couple: Old Man and Young Woman - Reverse
      • Support
      • - beech wood panel thinned and cradled
        - additions on both sides, widths (verso): 3,2 (l.) und 1,7 (r.) cm
        [Heydenreich, cda 2014]