The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

Title

The Holy Trinity

[Cat. Innsbruck 1928, No. 117]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Ferdinandeum, revised 2014]

God the Father is represented in a Gloriole presiding over an expansive landscape. This is framed by a cloud with angels' heads. In his left hand he holds a globe on which the Holy Spirit alighted in the form of a dove and with his right hand he supports Christ

God the Father is represented in a Gloriole presiding over an expansive landscape. This is framed by a cloud with angels' heads. In his left hand he holds a globe on which the Holy Spirit alighted in the form of a dove and with his right hand he supports Christ on the cross that projects diagonally into the pictorial space. The coats-of-arms of the families Heller and Wolffsthal from Nuremberg are shown in the upper corners. [Görres, cda 2015]

Attributions
Follower of Lucas Cranach The Elder
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Follower of Lucas Cranach The Elder

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 31]

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Innsbruck 1928, No. 117]

Production date
about 1530 - 1550

Production date

about 1530 - 1550

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 31]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 41.4 x 28.7 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 41.4 x 28.7 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 56.4 x 43.7 cm

  • [Ferdinandeum, revised 2014]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
Repository
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
Location
Innsbruck
CDA ID
AT_TLFI_Gem117
FR (1978) Nr.
FR098B
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/AT_TLFI_Gem117/

Provenance

  • 1886 acquired from the bequest of Johann Wieser
    [Cat. Innsbruck 1928, No. 117]

Exhibitions

  • Bremen 2009, No. 31

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009 31
EditorRainer Stamm
TitleLucas Cranach der Schnellste
Place of PublicationBremen
Year of Publication2009
Cat. Innsbruck 1979 43
EditorTiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
TitleFührer durch die Schausammlungen. Katalog Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Place of PublicationInnsbruck
Year of Publication1979
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 90 98B
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Cat. Innsbruck 1928 20 117
EditorJoseph Ringler
TitleMuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck. Katalog der Gemäldesammlung
Place of PublicationInnsbruck
Year of Publication1928
Cat. Innsbruck 1890 117
EditorTiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
TitleKatalog der Gemälde-Sammlung im Ferdinandeum zu Innsbruck
Place of PublicationInnsbruck
Year of Publication1890
  • The Holy Trinity, about 1530 - 1550

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DESCRIPTION

Unfortuately the image quality precludes an interpretation

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2016]

  • photographed by Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck

Conservation History

Date2009

Painting:

  • surface cleaned with Wishab-sponge (dry)

  • scratches and losses retouched with gouache paints

  • surface appearance adjusted with dammar in terpentine (1:8)

  • spray application of varnish (Dammar in Terpentine/ 1:5)

Frame:

  • surface cleaned with Wishab-sponge (dry) and Chemical Sponge

  • losses filled with a chalk-glue fill material

  • retouched with gouache paints

a backboard was mounted on the reverse (acid-free board)

[Conservation Treatment Report, Ulrike Fuchsberger, Ferdinandeum 2009]

  • conservation treatment by Ulrike Fuchsberger

Date09.01.2006

Surface:

  • already cleaned with a hoover (April 2005)

Varnish:

  • patchy, dull, yellowed

Paint Layers:

  • sufficient adhesion to the support/ground; partial cracquelée

  • slight flaking to the right of God the Father

  • fine wrinkling in the corner spandrels at the top left and right and in the brown tones at the bottom along the edge and in the corners

  • scratch at the bottom, centre

  • damage caused by the rebate

  • drying cracks to the left of Christ's body, in the figure of God the Father and to the right of God the Father at hand height

Support:

  • numerous small losses along the bottom edge

  • top left edge trimmed

  • reverse finished with a toothed plane

  • large greasy mark at the bottom, centre (to make an inscription 'legible')

  • right half, from the top: trickle of glue, dints caused by nails in the frame; centre: remnants of paper strips along the edge, spot-like mould (more than 10%)

Frame:

  • profiled members, each 75 mm in width, extensively decorated, guilded with gold-leaf (matt and glossy)

  • surface dirt

  • areas in relief abraded

  • corners and outer edges knocked,

  • inner batten at the top, right: loss of c. 55 mm in length

Treatment:

  • cleaned with a hoover, disinfected, taken out of storage

[Report, Wilma Wechner, Ferdinandeum, 01.09.2006]

  • conservation treatment by Wilma Wechner

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