Cranach - Apollo and Diana
Apollo and Diana
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
13.06.2021 - 13:48
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberBE_MRBAB_3930
Persistent Linkhttps://lucascranach.org/BE_MRBAB_3930
FR (1978) No.FR270
Title:
Apollo and Diana[Exhib. Cat. Brüssel 2010, 193]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [http://www.opac-.fabritius.be, 20.01.2011] [Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 193]
Hans Cranach [Schade 1973, 116, 117] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 126, No. 270]
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Dating:
about 1530[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 126, No. 270] [Messling, Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 193] [Heydenreich 2015, 120]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerMusées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
RepositoryMusées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
LocationBrussels
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 45 x 31 cm [http://www.opac-.fabritius.be, 20.01.2011]
Support:
Painting on wood [http://www.opac-.fabritius.be; 20.01.2011]
Signature / Date:
None
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: - top centre: printed paper label: 'MUSEES ROYAUX DES BEAUX-ARTS / DE BELGIQUE / Sujet / Auteur / Inventorie sous le no / Enregistre sous le no. [printed], Apollon et Diane / L. Cranach [handwritten in black ink] /3930 [in black feltpen]' - top right: inscription in black ink '[...]poll[...]' - top left: remains of an old seal
Description:
Diana, the Goddess of the Moon, the Hunt and Chastity sits on a stag - her attribute - at the centre of the picture. Her twin brother Apollo stands beside her and as Sun God, God of the Arts and Archers he also represents moral strength and physical beauty. Both are shown in front of dense foliage, which reveals a view of a mountainous landscape with a castle. [Herrschaft, cda 2015]
Provenance:
- 08.11.1909 acquired at the auction of the M. E. Féetis Collection in Brussels, lot 27
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 126, No. 270]
Exhibitions:
Dresden 1899, No. 125
Basel 1974, 658-659, No. 574
Kronach, Leipzig 1994, 350, No. 173a
Brussels, Paris 2010/2011, 193, No. 106
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Heydenreich 2015120, 121, Fn. 40
Werner 201040p. 40
Martin 201053
Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010193106pp. 193, 203
Exhib. Cat. London 200784No. 3
Foister 200750
Evans 200758
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007344-345108p. 345
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994350173a
Cat. Brussels 198476
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979123No. 270Fig. 270
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974658-659No. 574
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932221
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 189980No. 125
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 10. 2010
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels - Apollo and Diana - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - fluid, black medium and dry drawing material, brush and dark chalk?

    Type/Ductus:
    - freehand underdrawing ?; barely visible
    - thin lines; occasional delicate, fine lines

    Function:
    - relatively binding for the final painted version; where visible lines delineate contours and essential details; little repreresentation of volume

    Deviations:
    - minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - workshop (Hans Cranach ?)

    Comments:
    - probably with reference to a preparatory drawing or may even have been transferred from a pre-existing design

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]
    • fotografiert von: Gunnar Heydenreich