Cranach - Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown
Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
06.12.2021 - 12:07
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_HLMD_GK76
Persistent Linkhttps://lucascranach.org/DE_HLMD_GK76
FR (1978) No.FR348A
Title:
Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]
Dating:
1534[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerHessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
RepositoryHessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
LocationDarmstadt
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 51 x 36 cm
[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]
Support:
Painting on beech wood
[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the bottom left: serpent with dropped wings, facing right, in black paint and date '1534'
[cda 2015]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
- on the bonnet over her forehead:
'E.W.R.H.'
[Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974, No. 627]
- circumscription on the medallion:
'Hans Friedrich Herzog von Sachsen'
[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]
Description:
Half-length portrait of the princess facing to the left against a light blue background. Her necklace is decorated with a portrait medallion of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous with a circumscription.

[Görres, cda 2015]
Provenance:
- acquired in 1805 by von Perglas
[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]
Exhibitions:
- Basel 1974, No. 627
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Müller 201056, 57Fig. 1
Cat. Darmstadt 1990250-25174p. 251
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979348A
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974698, 707, 708, 711No. 627Fig. 352
Werl 196528ff
Fabian 1964267-268
Fabian 195244
Zimmermann E. H. 1942 B26ff
Cat. Darmstadt 191476
Cat. Darmstadt 1820234
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 2005
  • Technical Examination
  • 8.01 Support
  • - beech wood panel; planks horizontally aligned
  • 8.02 Ground and Imprimatura
  • - the edge of the ground is uneven; no barbe, sanded flush
  • 8.04 Paint Layers and Gilding
  • - the application of blue paint in the background is not even at the edges
    [Unpublished examination report, Heydenreich 2005]
    • examined by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • Date: 1974
    • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
    • X-radiography
    • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt - Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown - X-RadiographsLucas Cranach the Elder - Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt - Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown - X-Radiographs
    • 8.07
      • created by: Archiv Paolo Cadorin, Kunstmuseum Basel