The Holy Kinship

The Holy Kinship

Title

The Holy Kinship

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 75-76, No. 34]

Painting on wood / lime wood

Medium

Painting on wood / lime wood

Lime wood

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 75-76, No. 34]
[Hutter 1972, 39]
[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937, no. 18]

A group depicting Saint Anne with the Virgin and Child occupies the centre of this composition. The inclusion of the Virgin's stepsisters Mary Cleophas and Mary Salome with their families identifies the subject as a representation of the Holy Kinship.

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[http://www.akademiegalerie.at/de/Sammlung/Virtuelle%20Galerie/Bildinfo/?image_name=6&active_image=&GALLERY] (accessed 23.08.2017)
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 75-76, no. 34]
[Hutter 1972, 39]
[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937, no. 18]

Production date
about 1510 - 1512

Production date

about 1510 - 1512

[http://www.akademiegalerie.at/de/Sammlung/Virtuelle%20Galerie/Bildinfo/?image_name=6&active_image=&GALLERY] (accessed 23.08.2017)
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 75-76, No. 34][Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937, no. 18]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 89 x 71 cm

Dimensions

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the bottom edge: serpent with elevated wings

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the bottom edge: serpent with elevated wings

Owner
The Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Repository
The Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Location
Vienna
CDA ID
AT_AKBILD_GG-542
FR (1978) Nr.
FR034
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/AT_AKBILD_GG-542/

Provenance

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, no. 18

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Wegmann 2017 21, 22, 23 Fig. 2
AuthorSusanne Wegmann
TitleDer selbstbewusste Maler. Lucas Cranach der Ältere im Selbstbildnis
Publicationin Gunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer, eds., Lucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Pages20-27
Chamonikola 2005 B 14 (English version 6)
AuthorKaliopi Chamonikola
TitleLucas Cranach a ceské zeme/ Lucas Cranach and the Czech Lands
Publicationin Kaliopi Chamonikola, ed., Pod znamením okrídleného hada. Lucas Cranach a ceské zeme, Under the winged Serpent, Lucas Cranach and the Czech Lands, Exhib. Prague 2005
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2005
Pages13-33 (6-15)
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005 52, 53 (English version 24) under no. 4 Fig. p. 53
EditorObrazárna Pražského hradu, Kaliopi Chamonikola
TitlePod znamením okrídleného hada. Lucas Cranach a ceské zeme. Under the winged Serpent. Lucas Cranach and the Czech Land
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2005
Kotkova 2005 A 9 (English version 5) Fig. p. 9 (detail)
AuthorOlga Kotková
TitleLucas Cranach. Vývesní stít staronemecké malby/ Lucas Cranach. The signboard of Old German Painting
Publicationin Kaliopi Chamonikola, ed., Pod znamením okrídleného hada. Lucas Cranach a ceské zeme, Under the winged Serpent, Lucas Cranach and the Czech Lands, Exhib. Prague 2005
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2005
Pages8-12 (4-5)
Grimm 1998 80
AuthorClaus Grimm
TitleDie Anteile von Meister und Werkstatt. Zum Fall Lucas Cranach d.Ä.
Publicationin Ingo Sandner, Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach and Fachhochschule Köln, eds., Unsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages67-82
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 75-76 No. 34 Fig. 34
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Schade 1974 Fig. 52, 53
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 1972 94
AuthorKarl Schütz
EditorKunsthistorisches Museum, Wien
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere und seine Werkstatt. Jubiläumsausstellung museumseigener Werke 1472-1972
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1972
Hutter 1972 39 Fig. 5
AuthorHeribert Hutter
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere in der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1972
Steinmann 1968 B
AuthorUlrich Steinmann
TitleLucas Cranachs Eheschließung und das Geburtsjahr des Sohnes Hans
JournalForschungen und Berichte / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Issue11
Year of Publication1968
Pages124-134
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 17, 18 018 Pl. 26
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 033
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
Rosenberg 1932
AuthorJakob Rosenberg
TitleDürer hat Cranach gezeichnet
JournalJahrbuch der Preußischen Kunstsammlungen
Issue53
Year of Publication1932
Pages205-206
Rosenberg 1930
AuthorJakob Rosenberg
TitleEin unbekanntes Selbstbildnis des Lucas Cranach
JournalWallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch: Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte
IssueN. F. 1
Year of Publication1930
Pages157-160
Schenk zu Schweinsberg 1926
AuthorEberhard Schenk zu Schweinsberg
TitleEin unbeachtetes Selbstbildnis L. Cranachs
JournalBelvedere: Monatsschrift für Sammler und Kunstfreunde
Issue9/10
Year of Publication1926
Pages67
Dörnhöffer 1904
AuthorFriedrich Dornhöffer
TitleEin Jugendwerk Lukas Cranachs
JournalJahrbuch der k.k. Zentralkommission für Kunstdenkmale Wien
IssueN. F., II, 2
Year of Publication1904
Pages175-198
Schmidt 1892 118
AuthorWilhelm Schmidt
TitleWolf Huber und M. Grünewald
JournalZeitschrift für bildende Kunst. Kunstchronik
IssueN.F. 3=27.1892
Year of Publication1892
Pages116-118
Scheibler 1887 296
AuthorLudwig Scheibler
TitleÜber altdeutsche Gemälde in der kaiserlichen Galerie zu Wien
JournalRepertorium für Kunstwissenschaft
Issue10
Year of Publication1887
Link http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/artdok/volltexte/2014/2652
Pages271-306
Schuchardt 1851 C 141
AuthorChristian Schuchardt
TitleLucas Cranach des Aeltern Leben und Werke. Zweiter Theil
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1851
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schuchardt1851bd2

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

'Schenk zu Schweinsberg conjectured that the figure of St Alphaeus, standing behind at the left was in fact a self-portrait by Cranach - an assumption that was later confirmed by Rosenberg. [...]'

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 75-76, No. 34]

  • The Holy Kinship, about 1510 - 1512

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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Material:

- fluid, black medium, brush

Type/Ductus:

- freehand underdrawing

- occasional hatching-strokes

Function:

- only partially binding for the final painted version; broader lines delineate the main contours while details and facial features are described with a few thin lines; occasional representatioin of volume with hatching-strokes; possibly some washes

Deviations:

- corrections were made to forms during the painting process

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2017]

  • photographed by Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien

1995Technical examination / Scientific analysis

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  • created by Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien

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