Cranach - The Virgin and Child with St Anne
The Virgin and Child with St Anne
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
21.04.2021 - 19:25
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_smbGG_567A
Persistent Linkhttps://lucascranach.org/DE_smbGG_567A
FR (1978) No.FR105
Title:
The Virgin and Child with St Anne[CDA 2010]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Dating:
about 1520[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978, 91, No. 105]
about 1518[Cat. Berlin 1996, 34]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
RepositoryStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
LocationBerlin
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 42 x 27.9 cm Dimensions including frame: 52.4 x 38.2 cm [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Support:
Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.) [Klein, Report 2013] [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia to the left of the stone bench: winged serpent with elevated wings
Description:
St Anne sits on a stone bench with the infant Christ on her lap. The Virgin as a young girl sits beside them. Three angels hold a curtain like a baldachin above the group. Behind them there is mountain landscape. [Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Unsinn 2010]
Provenance:
- until 1825 in the collection of Hans Albrecht of Derschau in Nuremberg (according to the auction catalogue it was painted for Dr. Christoph Scheurl).
- in the collection of the Art Dealer Dr. Friedrich Campe, Nuremberg
- 1852 in the collection of the town councillor Lampe, Leipzig
- 1890 bequest from C. Lampe
[Flechsig 1900, 105]
[Amtliche Berichte 1890, No. 4]

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
[DE_smbGG_567A_FR105_1890_Document.tif]
Exhibitions:
Berlin 1937, 20, No. 30
Berlin 1973, No. 2
Basel 1974, No. 380
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2016134, 139
Heydenreich 2007 A396
Cat. Berlin 199634Fig. 62
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974531No. 380
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1973No. 2
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 193720No. 30
Friedländer, Rosenberg 193292
Flechsig 1900 A105
Prussia 1890No. 4
Schuchardt 1851 C80-81329
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 08.04.2013
  • Scientific analysis
  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
  • Support
  • Identification of wood species: lime wood
    Examined on the 03.10.1989
    [cda 2014]
    • analysed by: Peter Klein
    • Date: 01. 2010
    • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
    • Infrared reflectography
    • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie - The Virgin and Child with St Anne - Infrared Images
    • Underdrawing
    • - an underdrawing is not readily visible

      [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]
      • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
      • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
      • Date: 2010
      • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
      • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
      • Support
      • - the panel has a cradle on the reverse
        - the wood species is lime wood (Tilia sp.)
        - dendrochronological examination was not possible as the panel exhibits extensive wood worm damage along both the bottom and top edges
        • written by: Christine Unsinn