Cranach - The Procuress
The Procuress
Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Shalva Amiranashvili Fine Arts Museum, Tbilisi
02.03.2021 - 12:26
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberGE_GNM_D-EP41
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FR (1978) No.FR-none
The Procuress[GNM, revised 2020]
Lucas Cranach the Elder or workshop? [Cubinašvili 1957]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder or Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cubinašvili 1957]
Lucas Cranach the Younger [Cat. Coburg 2018, 201]
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about 1540 - 1550[cda 2020]
1548[dated, not authentic]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerGeorgian National Museum, Tbilisi
RepositoryThe Shalva Amiranashvili Fine Arts Museum, Tbilisi
Dimensions of support: 85.7 x 59 cm [Georgian National Museum, revised 2020]
Painting on beech wood [Georgian National Museum, revised 2020]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the top left corner: serpent with dropped wings (a second insignia with the initials 'LC' and the date '1548' near the woman's head appears to be a later addition)
This panel shows an almost toothless old woman caressing the beard of a young man, while passing him a moneybag. Both are seated at a table. A young woman sits at the other end, holding a jug, and offers the man a full glass. [cda 2020]
- 18.11.1920, purchased from the musicologist Wassilly Korganov for the collection of the National Gallery in Georgia, recorded as: Lucas Cranach the Elder, 'Procuress', 16th century
- March 1921, evacuated to France (together with other national treasures) due to threats following the Soviet Occupation of Georgia
- 11.04.1945, returned from France to Georgia
- 1946 relocated to the Metekhi Museum (present day Museum of Fine Arts), displayed in the permanent collection
- 1985 - 1994 in the Fine Arts Museum, Tbilisi
- 10.08.1994, stolen from the Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi
- 10.05.2004, returned to the Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi
[Georgian National Museum, revised 2020]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018201
History of Restoration:
  • Date: 2005 - 2006
  • - conservation treatment carried out at the Kunsthalle, Hamburg [Georgian National Museum, revised 2020]
    • Date: 1974 - 1984
    • - conservation treatment carried out at the All-Union Soviet Institute of Restoration, Moscow [Georgian National Museum, revised 2020]