Apollo and Diana

Apollo and Diana

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[http://www.opac-.fabritius.be; 20.01.2011]

Diana, the Goddess of the Moon, the Hunt and Chastity sits on a stag - her attribute - at the centre of the picture. Her twin brother Apollo stands beside her and as Sun God, God of the Arts and Archers he also represents moral strength and physical beauty. Both

Diana, the Goddess of the Moon, the Hunt and Chastity sits on a stag - her attribute - at the centre of the picture. Her twin brother Apollo stands beside her and as Sun God, God of the Arts and Archers he also represents moral strength and physical beauty. Both are shown in front of dense foliage, which reveals a view of a mountainous landscape with a castle.

[Herrschaft, cda 2015]

Attributions
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Hans Cranach

Attributions

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[http://www.opac-.fabritius.be, 20.01.2011]

[Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 193]

Hans Cranach

[Schade 1973, 116, 117]
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 126, No. 270]

Production date
about 1530

Production date

about 1530

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 126, No. 270]
[Messling, Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010, 193]
[Heydenreich 2015, 120]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 45 x 31 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 45 x 31 cm

  • [http://www.opac-.fabritius.be, 20.01.2011]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - top centre: printed paper label: 'MUSEES ROYAUX DES BEAUX-ARTS / DE BELGIQUE / Sujet / …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel:
  • - top centre:
  • printed paper label: 'MUSEES ROYAUX DES BEAUX-ARTS / DE BELGIQUE / Sujet / Auteur / Inventorie sous le no / Enregistre sous le no. [printed], Apollon et Diane / L. Cranach [handwritten in black ink] /3930 [in black feltpen]'
  • - top right:
  • inscription in black ink '[...]poll[...]'
  • - top left:
  • remains of an old seal
Owner
Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
Repository
Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
Location
Brussels
CDA ID
BE_MRBAB_3930
FR (1978) Nr.
FR270
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/BE_MRBAB_3930/

Provenance

  • 08.11.1909 acquired at the auction of the M. E. Féetis Collection in Brussels, lot 27
    [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 126, No. 270]

Exhibitions

Dresden 1899, No. 125
Basel 1974, 658-659, No. 574
Kronach, Leipzig 1994, 350, No. 173a
Brussels, Paris 2010/2011, 193, No. 106

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Heydenreich 2015 120, 121, Fn. 40
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleHans Cranach. Auf der Suche nach seinem verlorenen Oeuvre
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/5415/6232/3883/Heydenreich_2015_-_Hans_Cranach.pdf
Pages116 -127
Sandner, Heydenreich, Smith-Contini 2015 134, Fn. 48
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. Brussels 2010 193 106 pp. 193, 203
EditorBozarbooks & Lannoo, Guido Messling
TitleDie Welt des Lucas Cranach. Ein Künstler im Zeitalter von Dürer, Tizian und Metsys [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Die Welt des Lucas Cranach", Palast der Schönen Künste, Brüssel, 20. Oktober 2010 - 23. Januar 2011]
Place of PublicationBrussels
Year of Publication2010
Martin 2010 53
AuthorAndrew John Martin
TitleLucas Cranach et l'arte delle corti del Nord; Lucas Cranach and the Art of the Northern Courts
Publicationin Anna Coliva, Bernhard Aikema, eds., Cranach l¿altro rinascimento, a different Renaissance, Exhib. Cat. Rome
Place of PublicationMilan
Year of Publication2010
Pages48 - 61
Werner 2010 40 p. 40
AuthorElke Anna Werner
TitleKünstlerische Transferprozesse und mediale Strategien kultureller Aneignung. Cranach und Italien
Publicationin Guido Messling, ed., Die Welt des Lucas Cranach. Ein Künstler im Zeitalter von Dürer, Tizian und Metsys, Exhib. Cat. Brussels
Place of PublicationBrussels
Year of Publication2010
Pages30-41
Evans 2007 58
AuthorMark Evans
Title"Die Italiener, sonst so ruhmsüchtig, bieten Dir die Hand": Lucas Cranach und die Kunst des Humanismus
Publicationin Bodo Brinkmann, ed., Cranach der Ältere, Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Pages49-61
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007 344-345 108 p. 345
EditorBodo Brinkmann
TitleCranach der Ältere, [Frankfurt, Städel Museum, 23 Nov 2007 - 17 Feb 2008]
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Exhib. Cat. London 2007 84 No. 3
EditorCaroline Campbell
TitleTemptation in Eden. Lucas Cranach's Adam and Eve , [London, Courtauld Institute Gallery]
Place of PublicationLondon
Year of Publication2007
Foister 2007 50
AuthorSusan Foister
TitleBefore the Fall. Adam and Eve and some Mythological Paintings by Cranach
Publicationin Caroline Campbell, ed., Temptation in Eden. Lucas Cranach's Adam and Eve, Exhib. Cat. London
Place of PublicationLondon
Year of Publication2007
Pages46-61
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994 350 173a
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
Cat. Brussels 1984 76
EditorHenri Pauwels, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brüssel
TitleMusées royal des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Catalogue inventaire de la peinture ancienne
Place of PublicationBrussels
Year of Publication1984
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 123 No. 270 Fig. 270
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 658-659 574
AuthorDieter Koepplin, Tilman Falk
TitleLukas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBasel, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1974
Link http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-104522
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 221
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
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1899 80 125
EditorKarl Woermann
TitleDeutsche Kunstausstellung Dresden 1899. Abteilung Cranach-Ausstellung. Wissenschaftliches Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Werke
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1899
Link http://resolver.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/SBB00002A2400000000
  • Apollo and Diana, about 1530

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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid, black medium and dry drawing material, brush and dark chalk?

Type/Ductus:

- freehand underdrawing ?; barely visible

- thin lines; occasional delicate, fine lines

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; where visible lines delineate contours and essential details; little repreresentation of volume

Deviations:

- minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- workshop (Hans Cranach ?)

Comments:

- probably with reference to a preparatory drawing or may even have been transferred from a pre-existing design

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • fotografiert von Gunnar Heydenreich

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