Judith with the head of Holofernes and a servant

Judith with the head of Holofernes and a servant

Title

Judith with the head of Holofernes and a servant

[CDA 2011]

Painting on limewood (Tilia sp.)

Medium

Painting on limewood (Tilia sp.)

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

Judith depicted as a half-length figure with a sword in her right hand, and the decapitated head of Holofenes in her left hand; her servant holds the sack in which she hides the head.

[Tüchler, Schütz, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 2011]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Production date
after 1537

Production date

after 1537

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932, No. 289c]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 75.2 x 51 cm (additions along the top edge and the sides)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 75.2 x 51 cm (additions along the top edge and the sides)

  • Dimensions including the frame: 100 x 74.5 x 8 cm

  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - top centre: printed paper label: 'Dépôt. Niederl.', cross out in blue pen and handwritten addition: 'Deutsch. L. …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel:
  • - top centre:
  • printed paper label: 'Dépôt. Niederl.', cross out in blue pen and handwritten addition: 'Deutsch. L. Cranach, Herodias, Prag Inv. 83, 760.'
  • - bottom right:
  • Inventory label: 'Gemälde-Galerie des Allerh. Kaiserhauses, N? 3574'
  • stencilled double headed eagle and inscription in black paint: 'P 83'
  • - bottom left:
  • remains of a paper label
  • [Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]
Owner
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Repository
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Location
Vienna
CDA ID
AT_KHM_GG3574
FR (1978) Nr.
FR359C
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/AT_KHM_GG3574/

Provenance

  • Imperial Gallery (kaiserliche Galerie) in Prague (Inventory 1737, No. 404: 'Judith sambt des Holoferni kopf')

[Kunsthistorisches Museum, revised 2011]

Exhibitions

Vienna 1972, No. 21
Madrid 2007, No. 72

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Sandner, Heydenreich, Smith-Contini 2015 132, 133, Fn. 28 Fig. 5a
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich, Ingo Sandner, Helen Smith-Contini
TitleVeränderungen beim Unterzeichnen in Cranachs Werkstatt und die Arbeitsweise von Sohn Lucas
Publicationin Elke A. Werner, Anne Eusterschulte, Gunnar Heydenreich, eds., Lucas Cranach der Jüngere und die Reformation der Bilder
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/5215/6337/7366/Heydenreich_Sandner_Smith-Contini_2015_-_Unterzeichnung.pdf
Pages128-141
Exhib. Cat. Madrid 2007/2008 No. 72
EditorFernando Checa
TitleDurero y Cranach. Arte y Humanismo en la Alemania del Renacimiento [Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza]
Place of PublicationMadrid
Year of Publication2007
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
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 142 359C
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Börsch-Supan 1974
AuthorHelmut Börsch-Supan
TitleCranachs "Judith" in der Sammlung des Jagdschlosses Grunewald
Publicationin Dieter Koepplin, ed., Lukas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik ; Ausstellung im Kunstmuseum Basel, 15. Juni bis 8. September 1974
Place of PublicationBasel, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1974
Pages413-418
Exhib. Cat. Vienna 1972 No. 21
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
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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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