Law and Grace

Law and Grace

Titles

Law and Grace

[Exhib. Cat. Brüssel 2011, 229]
[Görres 2007, 21]

Law and Gospel

[Reinitzer 2006] [Weimer 1999]

Damnation and Salvation

[Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 21]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Exhib. Cat. Brüssel 2011, 229]

The composition of the painting is divided into two sections, but in a less rigid and schematic manner than is the case in other versions of the same subject. The nude figure is seated on a tree trunk centrally in the foreground. His head is inclined to the left and

The composition of the painting is divided into two sections, but in a less rigid and schematic manner than is the case in other versions of the same subject. The nude figure is seated on a tree trunk centrally in the foreground. His head is inclined to the left and his arms are folded. A prophet from the Old Testament is on the side of Law. He bends down to the nude figure and appears to speak with him and points with his left hand to the crucifixion on the side of Mercy. As such he fulfills the same function as St John the Baptist. By making this alteration Luther's idea of human existence, which occurs in a state between Law and the Gospel is emphasized more than in other versions, as is the fact that Law leads man to Christ, which is a pre-requisite for salvation.[1] The Fall of Man and the Brazen Serpent appear on the left side. Instead of being pursued by Death and the Devil, the man lies in an open grave on the left side wearing a shroud and thus clearly juxtaposes Death on the left with the resurrection of Christ on the right side. The resurrected Christ stands in front of the burial cave, under his feet lie the vanquished Devil with Death. The sacrificial Lamb stands above the cave with the crucifix. Behind is a rocky outcrop and the Virgin stands on the summit encircle by heads of angels in a cloud with her hands clasped, and as such is characterized as just. The Christ child floats down to her from a gloriole with a T-shaped cross and in anticipation of the conception. The Virgin thus also represents a role model for the Faithful with respect to the humble and passive acceptance of God's will. Like the Old Testament equivalent on the side of Law, that is to say like Moses, who kneels to receive the tablets of the commandments from God's hands.

[1] see Harbison 1976, 101

[Görres 2006, 18-19, revised 2012]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Exhib. Cat. Gotha 2015, No. 41]
[Exhib. Cat. Brüssel 2011, 229]
[Fleck 2010, 345-346]
[Cat. Prague 2007, 28]
[Görres 2007, 21]
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005, no. 11]

[Reinitzer 2006, 42]

Production dates
1529
1525

Production dates

1529

[Exhib. Cat. Prague 2016, 9]
[Exhib. Cat. Brüssel 2011, 229]
[Fleck 2010, 345-346]
[Görres 2007, 21]
[Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005, no. 11]

1525

[Reinitzer 2006, 42]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 72 x 88.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 72 x 88.5 cm

  • (trimmed along the all edges execpt the top one)

  • [Cat. Prague 2007, 28]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia on the tree trunk: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left and dated '[15]29'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia on the tree trunk: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left and dated '[15]29'

  • [cda 2011]

Inscriptions and Labels
Verso: Paper label with the number: 'E.C 1265'

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Verso: Paper label with the number: 'E.C 1265'
  • [Cat. Prague 2007, 28]
Owner
Národní galerie v Praze (National Gallery in Prague)
Repository
Národní galerie v Praze (National Gallery in Prague)
Location
Prague
CDA ID
CZ_NGP_O10732
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/CZ_NGP_O10732/

Provenance

  • at the end of the 18th century the painting may have been in the collection of the Duke of Würben
    [Exhib. Cat. Gotha/Kassel 2015, 168]
  • from 1814 to 1922 lent by Duke Johann Nostitz-Rieneck, Prague and his heirs to the "Bildergalerie der patriotischen Kunstfreunde in Prag"
  • 1922 returned to Duke Johann Nostitz-Rieneck
  • acquired in 1950
    [Exhib. Cat. Brüssel 2011, 229]

Exhibitions

Gotha/Kassel 2015, No. 41
Düsseldorf 2017, No. 110

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Fleck 2021 93-95 Figs. 1, 2
AuthorMiriam Verena Fleck
Title"Wier seind allzumal sünder". Glaubensallegorien im Kontext von Buße und Erlösung
Publicationin Dagmar Täube, ed., Lucas Cranach der Ältere und Hans Kemmer. Meistermaler zwischen Renaissance und Reformation [Lübeck, St. Annen-Museum]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2021
Pages93-101
Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017 202 No. 110
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 PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Görres 2017 B 48 110
AuthorDaniel Görres
TitleDer Mönch und der Maler - Luther und Cranach als Vermittler eines neuen Glaubens
Publicationin Gunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer, eds., Lucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/4016/7870/1696/Goerres_2017_Der_Moench_und_der_Maler.pdf
Pages44-51
Price 2017 20, 26, 27 fn. 14
AuthorDavid H. Price
TitleLucas Cranach e la Riforma
Publicationin Francesca de Luca, Giovanni Maria Fara, eds., I volti della Riforma. Lutero e Cranach nelle collezioni medicee , Exhib. Cat. Florence, 2017
Place of PublicationFlorence, Milan
Year of Publication2017
Pages12-27
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2016 20, 58-67, 162, 166, 167 3 Figs. pp. 20, 58-59, 62, 63
EditorOlga Kotková
TitleCranach. Ze všech stran. From all sides.
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2016
Pages16-180
Görres, Heydenreich, Kotková 2016 9 Fig. p. 9 (detail)
AuthorOlga Kotková, Gunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres
TitleIntroduction
Publicationin Olga Kotková, ed., Cranach. Ze všech stran. From all sides., Exhib. Cat. Prague
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2016
Pages11-17
Exhib. Cat. Gotha, Kassel 2015 168, 169 041 Pl. p. 169
EditorJulia Carrasco, Justus Lange, Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha, Benjamin D. Spira, Timo Trümper
TitleBild und Botschaft. Cranach im Dienst von Hof und Reformation, [Gotha, Herzogliches Museum; Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe]
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Year of Publication2015
Görres 2015 B 41 pl. 23
AuthorDaniel Görres
TitleCranach, Luther und die Ernestiner. Der Epitaphaltar der Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul in Weimar
Publicationin, Franziska Bomski, Hellmut Th. Seemann, Thorsten Valk, eds., Bild und Bekenntnis. Die Cranach-Werkstatt in Weimar
Place of PublicationGöttingen
Year of Publication2015
Pages37-53
Poulsen 2015 A 68
AuthorHanne Kolind Poulsen
TitleCranachs Bildsprache und der neue lutherische Glaube
Publicationin Julia Carrasco, Justus Lange, Benjamin D. Spira, Timo Trümper, Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha and Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, eds., Bild und Botschaft. Cranach im Dienst von Hof und Reformation, [Exhib. Cat. Gotha, Kassel]
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Year of Publication2015
Pages63-71
Spira 2015 57, Fn. 41
AuthorBenjamin D. Spira
TitleLucas Cranach, der Maler Luthers. Der Hofmaler und der Reformator - Bindung, Bilder und Bedeutung
Publicationin Julia Carrasco, Justus Lange, Benjamin D. Spira, Timo Trümper, Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha and Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, eds., Bild und Botschaft. Cranach im Dienst von Hof und Reformation, [Exhib. Cat. Gotha, Kassel]
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Year of Publication2015
Pages51-62
Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010 229 146 pp. 229, 254-255
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
Fleck 2010
AuthorMiriam Fleck
TitleEin tröstlich gemelde. Die Glaubensallegorie "Gesetz und Gnade" in Europa zwischen Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit
Place of PublicationKorb
Year of Publication2010
Cat. Prague 2007 28-29 8
AuthorOlga Kotková
TitleNational Gallery in Prague. German and Austrian Painting of the 14th - 16th Centuries. Illustrated Summary Catalogue II/1
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2007
Görres 2007 21
AuthorDaniel Görres
TitleDer Cranach-Altar der Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul in Weimar und sein Betrachter. Eine Studie zum Medium "Bild" im Kontext der Reformation
Publicationin Deubner-Preis 2006. Sonderdruck aus den Kunsthistorischen Arbeitsblättern (KAb)
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2007
Pages19-34
Exhib. Cat. Basel 2006 95, note 82
EditorChristian Müller, Stephan Kemperdick
TitleHans Holbein d. J.: die Jahre in Basel 1515-1532 [Basel, Kunstmuseum]
Place of PublicationBasel
Year of Publication2006
Görres 2006 15-19
AuthorDaniel Görres
TitleDer Cranach-Altar der Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul in Weimar und die Mediation des Glaubens [Thesis]
Place of PublicationBonn
Year of Publication2006
Reinitzer 2006 41-46, 379-380
AuthorHeimo Reinitzer
TitleGesetz und Evangelium. Über ein reformatorisches Bildthema, seine Tradition, Funktion und Wirkungsgeschichte
Volume1-2
Place of PublicationHamburg
Year of Publication2006
Chamonikola 2005 B 28 (English version 12)
AuthorKaliopi Chamonikola
TitleLucas Cranach a ceské zeme/ Lucas Cranach and the Czech Lands
Publicationin Kaliopi Chamonikola, ed., Pod znamením okrídleného hada. Lucas Cranach a ceské zeme, Under the winged Serpent, Lucas Cranach and the Czech Lands, Exhib. Prague 2005
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2005
Pages13-33 (6-15)
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005 74-76, 78 (English version 32, 33) 11 Fig. p. 74, Pl. p. 75, Fig. p. 78 (detail)
EditorObrazárna Pražského hradu, Kaliopi Chamonikola
TitlePod znamením okrídleného hada. Lucas Cranach a ceské zeme. Under the winged Serpent. Lucas Cranach and the Czech Land
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2005
Kotkova 2005 B 42 (English version 19)
AuthorOlga Kotková
TitleLucas Cranach v Národní galerii v Praze- úvod k technologii obrazu/ Lucas Cranach at the National Gallery in Prague. Introduction to the painting technology
Publicationin Kaliopi Chamonikola, ed., Pod znamením okrídleného hada. Lucas Cranach a ceské zeme, Under the winged Serpent, Lucas Cranach and the Czech Lands, Exhib. Prague 2005
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2005
Pages42-44 (19-20)
Schulze 2004 13, 21-22
AuthorIngrid Schulze
TitleLucas Cranach d. J. und die protestantische Bildkunst in Sachsen und Thüringen. Frömmigkeit, Theologie, Fürstenreformation
Place of PublicationBucha near Jena
Year of Publication2004
Weniger 2004 116-124
AuthorMatthias Weniger
Title"Durch und durch lutherisch"? Neues zum Ursprung der Bilder von Gesetz und Gnade
JournalMünchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst
Issue3.F.55 (2004)
Year of Publication2004
Pages115-134
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003 150
EditorBucerius Kunst Forum, Werner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne [Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg]
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Koepplin 2003 C 148, 150, 151 Fig. 32
AuthorDieter Koepplin
TitleEin Cranach-Prinzip
Publicationin Heinz Spielmann, Werner Schade, eds., Lucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne, Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Pages144-165
Ehrstine 2002 290
AuthorG. Ehrstine
TitleTheater, Culture, and Community in Reformation Bern, 1523-1555
Place of PublicationLeiden, Boston, Cologne
Year of Publication2002
Kolind Poulsen 2000 61
AuthorHanne Kolind Poulsen
TitleChoice and Redemption: On Lucas Cranach the Elder's Melancholia in Statens Museum for Kunst
JournalStatens Museum for Kunst Journal
Issue4
Year of Publication2000
Pages40-75
Krueger 2000 247-255
AuthorIngeborg Krueger
TitleProtestantisches Glaubensbekenntnis auch auf Steinzeug
Publicationin D. Kicken, A. M. Koldeweij, J. R. ter Molen, eds., Gevonden voorwerpen. Opstellen over middeleewse archeologie voor H. J. E. van Beunigen [Festschrift H. J. van Beuningen]
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Year of Publication2000
Pages247-256
Dillenberger 1999 96-101
AuthorRobert Dillenberger
TitleImages and Relics. Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth-Century Europe
Place of PublicationNew York, Oxford
Year of Publication1999
Noble 1999 46-103
AuthorBonnie Noble
TitleThe Lutheran Paintings of the Cranach Workshop, 1529-1555
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor
Year of Publication1999
Weimer 1999
AuthorChristoph Weimer
TitleLuther, Cranach und die Bilder. Gesetz und Evangelium - Schlüssel zum reformatorischen Bildgebrauch
Place of PublicationStuttgart
Year of Publication1999
Ehrstine 1998 503-537
AuthorG. Ehrstine
TitleSeeing Is Believing
JournalZeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur
Issue27
Year of Publication1998
Pages503-537
Cat. Nuremberg 1997 138-139
AuthorKurt Löcher
TitleDie Gemälde des 16. Jahrhunderts. Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication1997
Emmendörffer 1997 133-136
AuthorChristoph Emmendörffer
TitleHans Kemmer. Ein Lübecker Maler der Reformationszeit
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1997
Amon 1994
AuthorKarl Amon
TitleDie Komposition "Gesetz und Gnade" von Lucas Cranach d. Ä.
Publicationin Kirche in bewegter Zeit. Festschrift für Maximilian Liebmann zum 60. Geburtstag
Place of PublicationGraz
Year of Publication1994
Pages45-62
Badstübner 1994
AuthorErnst Badstübner
TitleGericht und Gnade in der Ikonographie protestantischer Bilder
Publicationin Günter Schuchardt, ed., Gesetz und Gnade. Cranach, Luther und die Bilder
Place of PublicationEisenach, Torgau
Year of Publication1994
Pages33-40
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1994 34-40, 42-59
EditorGünter Schuchardt
TitleGesetz und Gnade. Cranach, Luther und die Bilder
Place of PublicationEisenach, Torgau
Year of Publication1994
Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994 21
EditorStiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha
TitleGotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Krueger 1994 310, note 5
AuthorIngeborg Krueger
Title"Gesetz und Gnade". Ein reformatorisches Bildthema auf Siegburger Steinzeug
Publicationin Festschrift für Brigitte Klesse
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1994
Pages303-312
Schade, Schuttwolf 1994 21
AuthorWerner Schade, Allmuth Schuttwolf
TitleMalerei und Plastik
Publicationin Allmuth Schuttwolf, ed., Gotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Gotha
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Pages15-94
Hrubý, Royt 1992 127-128
AuthorJan Royt, Viktor Hruby
TitleNástenna malba s námetem Zákon a Milost na zámku v Pardubicích
JournalUmeni
IssueXXXX
Year of Publication1992
Pages124-137
Bach-Nielsen 1990 146-184
AuthorCarsten Bach-Nielsen
TitleLuther, Cranach und "servum arbitrium"
JournalAnalecta Romana Instituti Danici
Issue19
Year of Publication1990
Pages145-186
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1989 134 C68
AuthorHelga Thamm
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleDasein und Vision [Berlin, Staatl. Museen, Altes Museum]
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1989
Urbach 1989 35
AuthorSusanne Urbach
TitleEine unbekannte Darstellung von "Sündenfall und Erlösung" in Budapest und das Weiterleben des Cranachschen Rechtfertigungsbildes
JournalNiederdeutsche Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte
Issue28
Year of Publication1989
Pages33-63
Cat. Prague 1988 126, 128 279
EditorJ. Mašín
TitleStaré evropské umení. Sbírky Národní galerie v Praze. Sternberský palác
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication1988
Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1988 25, 56
EditorNationalmuseum, Stockholm
TitleCranach och den tyska renässancen
Place of PublicationStockholm
Year of Publication1988
Ohly 1985
AuthorFriedrich Ohly
TitleGesetz und Evangelium: zur Typologie bei Luther und Lucas Cranach: zum Blutstrahl der Gnade in der Kunst
Place of PublicationMünster
Year of Publication1985
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1983 357-360
EditorAltes Museum, Berlin
TitleKunst der Reformationzeit
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1983
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 1983 A 210-216
EditorWerner Hofmann
TitleLuther und die Folgen für die Kunst, [Hamburg, Kunsthalle. 1983-1984]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1983
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983 356
EditorGerhard Bott
TitleMartin Luther und die Reformation in Deutschland. Ausstellung zum 500. Geburtstag Martin Luthers
Place of PublicationFrankfurt a. M.
Year of Publication1983
Christensen 1979 124-129
AuthorCarl C. Christensen
TitleArt and the reformation in Germany
Place of PublicationDetroit
Year of Publication1979
Harbison 1976
AuthorCraig Harbison
TitleThe Last Judgement in 16th Century Northern Europe. A Study of the Relation between Art and Reformation
Place of PublicationNew York
Year of Publication1976
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 506-507
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
Ehresmann 1966/1967
AuthorDonald Louis Ehresmann
TitleThe brazen serpent: a reformation motif in the works of Lucas Cranach the Elder and his work-shop
JournalMarsyas
Issue13
Year of Publication1966
Pages32-47
Cat. Prague 1962 XVII
AuthorJaroslav Pešina
TitleAlt-deutsche Meister: Von Hans von Tübingen bis Dürer und Cranach
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication1962
Kummer 1958 54-64
AuthorBernhard Kummer
TitleReformatorische Motive in der Kunst Cranachs, seines Sohnes und seiner Schule [Dissertation]
Place of PublicationJena
Year of Publication1958
Thulin 1955 126-154
AuthorOskar Thulin
TitleCranach-Altäre der Reformation
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1955
Grohne 1936
AuthorErnst Grohne
TitleDie bremischen Truhen mit reformatorischen Darstellungen und der Ursprung ihrer Motive
Place of PublicationBremen
Year of Publication1936
Cat. Prague 1912 36 113
AuthorP. Bergner
TitleKatalog obrazárny v dome umelcu Rudolfinum v Praze
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication1912
Förster 1909
AuthorRichard Förster
TitleDie Bildnisse von Johann Hess und Cranachs 'Gesetz und Gnade'
JournalZeitschrift des Vereins für das Museum Schlesischer Altertümer
Issue5
Year of Publication1909
Link http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/artdok/2639/1/Foerster_Die_Bildnisse_von_Johann_Hess_und_Cranachs_Gesetz_und_Gnade_1909.pdf
Pages117-141, 205-206
Meier 1909
AuthorKarl Ernst Meier
TitleFortleben der religiös-dogmatischen Kompositionen Cranachs in der Kunst des Protestantismus
JournalRepertorium für Kunstwissenschaft
Issue32
Year of Publication1909
Pages419-435
Cat. Prague 1889 44 159
AuthorV. Barvitius
TitleKatalog obrazárny v dome umelcu Rudolfinum v Praze
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication1889
Cat. Prague 1856 17 28
Authorn. a.
TitleVerzeichniss der Kunstwerke in der Gemählde-Galerie der Privatgesellschaft patriotischer Kunstfreunde zu Prag, sowie der damit vereinigten Hoser'schen Gemälde-Sammlung
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication1856
Schuchardt 1851 C 109
AuthorChristian Schuchardt
TitleLucas Cranach des Aeltern Leben und Werke. Zweiter Theil
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1851
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schuchardt1851bd2
Cat. Prague 1844 26 29
Authorn. a.
TitleVerzeichnis der Kunstwerke in der Gemählde-Galerie der Privatgesellschaft patriotischer Kunstfreunde zu Prag
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication1844
Cat. Prague 1835 137 58/1265
Authorn. a.
TitleVerzeichnis der Kunstwerke, welche sich in der Gemählde-Gallerie der Privatgesellschaft patriotischer Kunstfreunde zu Prag befinden
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication1835

Research History / Discussion

An original inscription composed of six text columns was uncovered during a previous restoration treatment, but it was then overpainted before it was finally removed.

[Exhib. Cat. Gotha/Kassel 2015, 168]

An interpretation of the two figures on the tree trunk as '25' by Reinitzer 2006, 42 and on the basis of this his dating of the painting to '1525' were already questioned by Fleck in 2010. In fact there are no grounds to approve any interpretation other than '29'.

[Görres, CDA 2012]

  • Law and Grace, 1529

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Technical studies

10. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid, black medium and brush or/and quill

Type/Ductus:

- freehand underdrawing

- thin lines

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe essential details and the facial features; no representation of volume

Deviations:

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

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Lucas Cranach the Elder?

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2014]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date1971 - 1972

Record no. 596, 21.3.1971, the National Gallery in Prague restoration department archive

[Exhib. Cat. Prague 2016, 65, No. 3]

  • conservation treatment by Mojmír Hamsík

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