Cupid

Cupid

Titles

Cupid

[CDA 2011]

Painting on limewood (Tilia sp.)

Medium

Painting on limewood (Tilia sp.)

[Klein, Report 2013]
[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Winged cupid, shown from the back, looking over his shoulder out of the picture, with a section of the right leg of Venus on the right edge of the painting.

Fragment of a painting of Venus

[Tüchler, Schütz, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 2011]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Production dates
about 1530
about 1515

Production dates

about 1530

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

about 1515

[Grimm, Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 81.8 (l.) 81.6 (r.) x 35.8 (t.) 36 (b.) cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 81.8 (l.) 81.6 (r.) x 35.8 (t.) 36 (b.) cm

  • (the support has been thinned and cradled)

  • Dimensions of the painted surface: correspond with those of the suppport

  • Dimensions including frame: 90 cm x 46.5 cm x 4 cm

  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia on the bow: winged serpent with elevated wings; in yellow paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia on the bow: winged serpent with elevated wings; in yellow paint

  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel/cradle: - all on the central vertical member, from the top to the bottom: in pencil: 'Gal. Inv. 3530' printed …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel/cradle:
  • - all on the central vertical member, from the top to the bottom:
  • in pencil: 'Gal. Inv. 3530'
  • printed paper label: 'Direktion der Gemäldegalerie, Kunsthistorisches Staatsmuseum, Wien, I., Burgring Nr. 5', (difficult to read), handwritten in black pen: 'Inv. Nr. 3530'
  • Stamp: 'GI 1949'
  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Owner
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Repository
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Location
Vienna
CDA ID
AT_KHM_GG3530
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/AT_KHM_GG3530/

Provenance

  • perhaps identical with No. 204 in the 1663 inventory of paintings moved from Innsbruck to Ambrads; "Cupido Nackhend den gespannten Bogen in Handen auf Hoz gemahlen"

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Exhibitions

Vienna 1972, No. 15
Kronach, Leipzig 1994, No. 171

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994 349 171
EditorClaus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff
TitleLucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken [Festung Rosenberg, Kronach 17.05 - 21.08.1994; Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig 07.09 - 06.11.1994]
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Hinz 1994 B 174
AuthorBerthold Hinz
TitleSinnwidrig zusammengestellte Fabrikate? Zur Varianten-Praxis der Cranach-Werkstatt
Publicationin Claus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff, eds., Lucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken, Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Regensburg
Year of Publication1994
Pages174-179
Reiter 1994 42, Fn. 20
AuthorCornelia Reiter
TitleDie Geschichte der Gemäldesammlung des Schottenstiftes
Publicationin Alfred Brogyányi, ed., Festschrift zur Eröffnung des Museums im Schottenstift
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1994
Pages39-44
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 1972 No. 15
AuthorKarl Schütz
EditorKunsthistorisches Museum, Wien
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere und seine Werkstatt. Jubiläumsausstellung museumseigener Werke 1472-1972
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1972
Baldass 1922 B 80
AuthorLudwig Baldass
TitleDie altösterreichischen Tafelbilder der Wiener Gemäldegalerie
JournalWiener Jahrbuch für bildende Kunst
IssueJg. 5
Year of Publication1922
Pages67-86
Frimmel 1917 104-105
AuthorTheodor von Frimmel
TitleDie Gemäldesammlung des Wiener Schottenstiftes
JournalStudien und Skizzen zur Gemäldekunde
IssueJg. III. Band, H. I. und II. Lieferung (Jänner 1917)
Year of Publication1917
Pages101-108
Cat. Vienna 1886 No. 1480
AuthorEduard von Engerth
TitleGemälde. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis. Kunsthistorische Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses
Volume1 - 3
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1886
  • Cupid, about 1530

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Technical studies

08.04.2013Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species: limewood (Tilia sp.)

  • analysed by Peter Klein

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