Portrait of a woman

Portrait of a woman

Titles

Portrait of a woman

[CDA 2011]

Portrait of a Donor

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 74, no. 27]

A Woman Praying

[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974, Bd. 2, 682]

Painting on oak wood

Medium

Painting on oak wood

[Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, revised 2011]

Half-length portrait of a young woman praying. She wears a black dress and a dutch bonnet and is depicted in three-quarters profile, facing left.

Reverse: St Catherine (in Grisaille)

[Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, revised 2011]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, revised 2011]

Production dates
about 1508
about 1508-1510

Production dates

about 1508

[Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, revised 2011]

about 1508-1510

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 27]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 42.6 x 33.7 x 0.45-0.7 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 42.6 x 33.7 x 0.45-0.7 cm

  • (trimmed along the bottom edge)

  • [Heydenreich, CDA 2010]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Kunsthaus Zürich
Repository
Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel
Location
Basel
CDA ID
CH_KHZ-KMB_Dep24
FR (1978) Nr.
FR027
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/CH_KHZ-KMB_Dep24/

Provenance

  • Nuremberg, Chillingworth coll. (1919) [1]
  • 1925 donated to the Kunsthaus Zürich by Werner Abbegg [2]
  • since 1985 on loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel

[1] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 27]
[2] [Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007, 138]

Exhibitions

Basel 1974
Frankfurt am Main/London 2007-2008
Brussels 2010, 138, No. 61
Düsseldorf 2017, No. 69

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017 158 No. 69
EditorGunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Cranach. Meister - Marke - Moderne", Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 08. April 2017 - 30. Juli 2017]
Place of PublicationMünchen
Year of Publication2017
Borchert 2010 27
AuthorTill-Holger Borchert
TitleCranach der Ältere in den Niederlanden
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
Pages26-29
Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010 138 61 p. 138, 173
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
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007 138-139 13 p. 139
EditorBodo Brinkmann
TitleCranach der Ältere, [Frankfurt, Städel Museum, 23 Nov 2007 - 17 Feb 2008]
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Heydenreich 2007 A 48, 49, 179, 219, 332 Fig. 24
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleLucas Cranach the Elder
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Year of Publication2007
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/6116/2097/3099/Heydenreich_2007_Lucas_Cranach_the_Elder.pdf
Schade 2007 92, 94
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleCranachs Berührung durch die Niederlande. Antinomien einer Reisebetrachtung
Publicationin Bodo Brinkmann, ed., Cranach der Ältere, Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Pages91-97
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003 166
EditorBucerius Kunst Forum, Werner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne [Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg]
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Cat. New York 1980 36 (Bd. 1), 295 (Bd. 2)
AuthorKatharine Baetjer
EditorThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
TitleEuropean paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Volume1-3
Place of PublicationNew York
Year of Publication1980
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 74 No. 27 Fig. 27
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 680-683 595 Figs. 334, 336
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
Schade 1974 54 Fig. 62
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Glaser 1923 95f.
AuthorCurt Glaser
TitleLukas Cranach
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1923
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/glaser1923

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

'On the verso, in grisaille, a female saint. The panel was probably a wing of a triptych. A strip has been removed below, cutting off a part of the hands. The deal panel and the kerchief both bespeak a Netherlandish origin and suggest that the portrait may have been painted during Cranach’s visit to those parts in 1508'

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978, 74]

  • Portrait of a woman, about 1508

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Technical studies

17.05.2011 - Technical Examination

Support

- 1 plank, the grain appears to run vertically

03. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- possibly partially with diluted, fluid medium and brush

Type/Ductus:

- underdrawing barely visible

- thin lines

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version

Deviations:

- minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form (head scarf)

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

03. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • UV-light photography
  • uv_light
  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich

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