Cranach - Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist
Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Museu National de Arte Antiga, Lisboa
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberPT_MNAAL_738
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/PT_MNAAL_738
FR (1978) No.FR033
Title:
Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist[http://www.matriznet.dgpc.pt/MatrizNet/Objectos/ObjectosConsultar.aspx?IdReg=249889](accessed 23.09.2013)
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [http://www.matriznet.dgpc.pt/MatrizNet/Objectos/ObjectosConsultar.aspx?IdReg=249889](accessed 23.09.2013) [Emmendörffer 1998, 213]
Dating:
about 1510 - 1515[http://www.matriznet.dgpc.pt/MatrizNet/Objectos/ObjectosConsultar.aspx?IdReg=249889](accessed 23.09.2013)
about 1520[Emmendörffer 1998, 213]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerMuseu National de Arte Antiga, Lisboa
RepositoryMuseu National de Arte Antiga, Lisboa
LocationLisbon
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 61 x 49.5 cm [http://www.matriznet.dgpc.pt/MatrizNet/Objectos/ObjectosConsultar.aspx?IdReg=249889](accessed 23.09.2013)
Support:
Painting on wood [cda 2015] Oak wood [Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010, 226, No. 29] [http://www.matriznet.dgpc.pt/MatrizNet/Objectos/ObjectosConsultar.aspx?IdReg=249889](accessed 23.09.2013)
Description:
Salome is depicted as a seated half-length figure wearing a fur-trimmed coat and a fur hat. In her hands she holds a dish with the head of St John the Baptist. [Görres, cda 2015]
Exhibitions:
Lisbon 1898
Berlin 1937
Lisbon 1975
Lisbon 1983
Lisbon 1992
Bonn 1999
Madrid 2007-2008
London 2008, No. 90
Rome 2010, No. 29
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Jacoby 2010224
Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010224 - 227No. 29Pl. p. 225, Pl. p. 227 (detail)
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007306-30790p. 307
Grimm 199880
Emmendörffer 1998213Fig. 22.10
Cat. Lisbon 1992
Exhib. Cat. Lisbon 1992
Markl 1992
Friedländer, Rosenberg 197933
Wirth 1977
Cat. Lisbon 1977
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974660, 661
Cat. Lisbon 1965
Posse 1942
Couto, Valadares 1938
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.01.2013
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Museu National de Arte Antiga, Lisboa - Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - dry drawing material, pen

    Type/Ductus:
    - reproduced design
    - delicate, fine lines

    Function:
    - binding for the final painted version; the lines delineate the contours of the figures and indicate the facial features; no representation of volume

    Deviations:
    - almost no adjustments were made during the painting process


    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - Lucas Cranach the Elder?, workshop?

    Comments:
    - possibly transferred from a pre-existing design

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich cda 2014]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich