Cranach - Infant Christ
Infant Christ
Lucas Cranach the Elder
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
12.11.2019 - 22:27
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberRU_ESP_GE3759
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/RU_ESP_GE3759
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Infant Christ[Exhib. Cat. St. Petersburg 2016, No. 5]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Exhib. Cat. St. Petersburg 2016, No. 5]
Dating:
about 1520 - 1529[Exhib. Cat. St. Petersburg 2016, No. 5]
after 1535[cda 2017]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerThe State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
RepositoryThe State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
LocationSt. Petersburg
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 38.5 x 24 cm [Exhib. Cat. St. Petersburg 2016, No. 5]
Support:
Painting on oak wood [Exhib. Cat. St. Petersburg 2016, No. 5]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the top right: winged serpent with dropped wings [cda 2017]
Description:
Holding a T-shaped cross in his left hand the naked infant Christ is shown in an attitude of blessing against a dark background stepping towards us on a thin strip of ground. A serpent coils around his legs in the shape of a figure of eight and bites its own tail. Rather than touching the ground the child¿s left leg rests on the serpent¿s head, identifying him as the vanquisher of sin. [Görres, cda 2017]
Exhibitions:
St. Petersburg 2016, No. 9