Cranach - Portrait of Sibylle of Saxony, wife of Joh. Friedrich the Magnanimous
Portrait of Sibylle of Saxony, wife of Joh. Friedrich the Magnanimous
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse
21.08.2019 - 03:12
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberPRIVATE_NONE-P034
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/PRIVATE_NONE-P034
FR (1978) No.FR337
Title:
Portrait of Sibylle of Saxony, wife of Joh. Friedrich the Magnanimous[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 337]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 337]
Dating:
about 1535[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 337]
1531[Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994, No. 182]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerFondation Bemberg, Toulouse
RepositoryFondation Bemberg, Toulouse
LocationToulouse
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 51.5 x 36 cm [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 337]
Support:
Painting on wood [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 337]
Signature / Date:
None
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
On the garment: 'ALS IN EREN [...]NS ALS SHS' repeat pattern on the bonnet: 'H' and 'F' [cda 2014]
Description:
The portrait depicts Sibylle von Cleve as a half-length figure against a light background, facing left. The splendour of her attire can barely be surpassed. She wears a chain with a pendant set with precious stones around her neck, in addition a long chain hangs over her shoulders. Her bodice is decorated with pearls sewn on to create letters and a heart held by two hands. Her hairnet is also decorated among others with letters. [Görres, cda 2014]
Provenance:
- 1855 from R. Bernal Collection
- auction North, London, 11 July 1930, No. 27
- 1930 Knoedler & Co, London

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 337]
Exhibitions:
Kronach 1994, No. 182
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Rebel 1994135Fig. A77
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979337
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932271