Cranach - Half-length Portrait of a Young Woman
Half-length Portrait of a Young Woman
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Private Collection
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberPRIVATE_NONE-P114
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/PRIVATE_NONE-P114
FR (1978) No.FR057
Title:
Half-length Portrait of a Young Woman[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57] 'Cranach the Elder (?)' [letter Galerie Fischer, Luzern to D. Koepplin in the Archive D. Koepplin, 1994]
Dating:
about 1510 - 1512[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerPrivate Collection
RepositoryPrivate Collection
Location
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 42 x 30 cm [letter Galerie Fischer, Luzern to D. Koepplin in the Archive D. Koepplin, 1994] Slight deviation at Friedländer: 40 x 29.5 cm [Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]
Support:
Painting on wood [cda 2016] Pinewood [Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]
Signature / Date:
None
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Initials 'B-S' in the links of the necklace and waistband
Description:
The young woman is depicted facing left with her head bowed, lending the portrait an almost melancholy appearance. The woman's clothes and hat are represented in dark tones and her belt and necklace are particularly striking. The chains are circular and alternately contain either the letter 'B' or 'S'. [Görres, cda 2015]
Provenance:
- formerly Berlin, property of the German emperor (old royal coll)
[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]
Exhibitions:
Berlin 1898, Cat. No. 127
Dresden 1899, Cat. No. 122
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Friedländer, Rosenberg 197981No. 57Fig. 57
Friedländer, Rosenberg 193250
Friedländer 1916131
Friedländer 190554f.
Interpretation / History / Discussion:
'The initials in the links of the necklace and waistband identify her as Barbara of Saxony, wife of Duke Gearge the Bearded. If it is true that Cranach only added the donor portraits to the altarpiece in the Thyssen coll (FR28) about 1518, the duchess may have conceivably looked some eight years younger than she does in this painting, which is in a poor state of preservation.'
[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]