Cranach - Portrait of a Man
Portrait of a Man
Lucas Cranach the Younger
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
25.02.2020 - 22:28
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberUS_NAMAKC_31-112
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/US_NAMAKC_31-112
FR (1978) No.FR415
Title:
Portrait of a Man[http://www.nelson-atkins.org/collections/objectview.cfm?Start=1&ret=1&objectid=15851](accessed 27.08.2012)
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Younger [http://www.nelson-atkins.org/collections/objectview.cfm?Start=1&ret=1&objectid=15851] (accessed 27.08.2012)
Lucas Cranach the Elder Former attribution [http://www.nelson-atkins.org/collections/objectview.cfm?Start=1&ret=1&objectid=15851] (accessed 27.08.2012)
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Dating:
1538[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
RepositoryThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
LocationKansas City
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 50.17 x 35.72 cm (19 3/4 x 14 1/16 inches) Dimensions including frame: 62.87 x 49.37 x 2.86 cm (24 3/4 x 19 7/16 x 1 1/8 inches) [http://www.nelson-atkins.org/collections/objectview.cfm?Start=1&ret=1&objectid=15851](accessed 27.08.2012)
Support:
Painting on beech wood [http://www.nelson-atkins.org/collections/objectview.cfm?Start=1&ret=1&objectid=15851](accessed 27.08.2012) [Klein, Report 2003]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia on the left above the shoulder: winged serpent with dropped wings and dated '1538'; in black paint [cda, 2012]
Description:
The painting depicts a portrait of a man in a black brocade gown with a white pleated shirt visible at the neckline; he has a black hat on his head. The sitter is shown facing right; his brown beard is trimmed straight beneath his chin, while his moustache extends out quite far on either side. The background is a neutral light blue colour. [Görres, cda 2016]
Provenance:
- 1931 Munich, auction by Nemes (16.06.1931, No. 72)
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 415]

- William Rockhill Nelson Trust

[http://www.nelson-atkins.org/collections/objectview.cfm?Start=1&ret=1&objectid=15851](accessed 27.08.2012)
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979No. 415
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932334
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 23.05.2003
  • Scientific analysis
  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
  • Support
  • Identification of wood species: beech wood
    Youngest annual ring: 1533
    [Klein Report, 23.05.2003]
    • analysed by: Peter Klein