Cranach - Virgin with child nibbling grapes
Virgin with child nibbling grapes
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Burg Eltz, Münstermaifeld
30.10.2020 - 20:43
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_BE_NONE-BE001
Persistent Linkhttps://lucascranach.org/DE_BE_NONE-BE001
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Virgin with child nibbling grapes[Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, No. 64]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, No. 64]
Dating:
after 1537[Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, No. 64]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerDr. Karl Graf von und zu Eltz-Kempenich
RepositoryBurg Eltz, Münstermaifeld
LocationEltz, Burg
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 77.6 x 57.6 cm Dimensions including frame: 90.5 x 71 x 4.8 cm [Burg Eltz, revised 2013]
Support:
Painting on wood [Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, No. 64]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia centre right: winged serpent with dropped wings, facing left [Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, No. 64]
Description:
The Virgin as a seated half-length figure against a black background. She supports the standing figure of the infant Christ with her right hand, and offers him grapes from her left hand. The Child puts a grape in his mouth. A veil covers the Virgin's head, but does not hide her long blond hair. The veil covers her chest over her red robe, over which she wears a blue and green cloak. [Görres, cda 2013]
Provenance:
family property
[Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, No. 64]
Exhibitions:
Frankfurt 2007, No. 64
Düsseldorf 2017, No. 77
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017167No. 77
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007248-24964p. 249
Ritzenhofen 200252
Wittmann 1998176-180
Hinz 1993118-119
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974522-523
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.07.2011
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Burg Eltz, Münstermaifeld - Virgin with child nibbling grapes - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • - an underdrawing is not readily visible
    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    History of Restoration:
    • Date: 2007
    • Conservation treatment - at present no further information available