Portrait of Margaretha of Savoy (1480-1530), Governor of the Netherlands from 1507-1530

Portrait of Margaretha of Savoy (1480-1530), Governor of the Netherlands from 1507-1530

Title

Portrait of Margaretha of Savoy (1480-1530), Governor of the Netherlands from 1507-1530

[CDA 2011]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 29]

The portrait complies with the prototype, which was estabished shortly after Margaret's accession to power. It's heritage is known through numerous versions from Barent van Orly's workshop.

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 29]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Melzer 2005, 52] [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

Production date
about 1530

Production date

about 1530

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 136] [Melzer 2005, 52]
[Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 224, No. 128]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 48.7 (plus rebate) x 34.5 (plus rebate) x 0.6 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 48.7 (plus rebate) x 34.5 (plus rebate) x 0.6 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 56.5 x 42.6 x 3.1 cm

  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia near the sitter's neck: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing right

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia near the sitter's neck: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing right

  • [cda 2011]

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - in the centre: paper label with a boarder written by Johann Caspar Lavater, feather in brown ink: …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - in the centre:
  • paper label with a boarder written by Johann Caspar Lavater, feather in brown ink: 'Sanftes, horchsames Kind, gebildet zur Andacht und Dehmuth/ von Lucas Cranach.. 9.1.17..JCL'
  • [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 29]
  • - top, right:
  • brush in black '1526'
  • - below:
  • paper label 'Staatliche Galerie Dessau / Gesamtverzeichnis / Nr. [printed] 397[handwritten in pencil]'
  • - bottom, centre:
  • brush in black 'Nr.: 38' (crossed-out)
  • - below:
  • paper label 'CRANACH-AUSSELLUNG 1937 / Deutsches Museum Berlin [printed] / Dessau, Anhältische Gemälde- / galerie / Margarethe v. Österreich [Typed]'
  • - bottom, right:
  • paper label, handwritten in blue ink 'Cranach, Lukas / 13 weibliches Bildnis mit weißem Kopftuch / Staat 9, Jst 1526 GV 397'
  • - bottom, left:
  • paper label with serrated edge and blue boarder, handwritten in blue-black ink, '35 Kr 164 n(m?) AS 1(2?)0.11.53 / Inst. f. Denkmalpflege / Halle'
  • Reverse of the frame:
  • - top, left:
  • paper label, red pen '72'
  • - beside this:
  • paper label 'KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL. AUSSTELLUNG [printed] / CRANACH-AUSSTELLUNG 1974 [Typed] / Titel: [printed] Bildnis Margarete von / Oesterreich [Typed] / 198 [Red stamp]'
  • - top, right:
  • feather (?) in black '1526'
  • - right of centre:
  • pen (?) in black 'G. H. / 1923 (?)'
  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
Owner
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Repository
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Location
Dessau
CDA ID
DE_AGGD_13
FR (1978) Nr.
FR321
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_AGGD_13/

Provenance

  • 'Geistliche Kabinett' in the 'Gotisches Haus' Wörlitz
  • Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau
    [Melzer 2005, 51, 52]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, No. 83
Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, 28, No. 27
Basel 1974, No. 198
Frankfurt, London 2007/2008, No. 74
Brussels, Paris 2010/2011, No. 65
Düsseldorf 2017, No. 128

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017 224 No. 128
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
Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz 2015 132-133
EditorKulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz
EditingWolfgang Savelsberg
TitleCranach im Gotischen Haus in Wörlitz, [Wörlitz, Gotisches Haus, 15 May - 4 Oct. 2015]
SeriesKataloge und Schriften der Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz
Volume35
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Exhib. Cat. Paris 2011 27, 140, 141 065 Figs. pp. 27, 140
EditorGuido Messling
TitleCranach et son temps [Paris, Musée du Luxembourg]
Place of PublicationParis
Year of Publication2011
Borchert 2010 26, 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
Eichberger 2010 92
AuthorDagmar Eichberger
TitleEin "Musenhof" in den südlichen Niederlanden als Vorbild für das Alte Reich. Kunst und Kunstbetrachtung am Hofe Margaretes von Österreich
Publicationin: Apelles am Fürstenhof. Facetten der Hofkunst um 1500 im Alten Reich Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2010
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2010
Pages91-97
Exhib. Cat. Brussels 2010 140, 141 65 pp. 27, 140
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
Messling 2010 13, 16 6
AuthorGuido Messling
TitleBlicke auf Cranach
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
Pages12-25
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007 268-269 74 p. 269
EditorBodo Brinkmann
TitleCranach der Ältere, [Frankfurt, Städel Museum, 23 Nov 2007 - 17 Feb 2008]
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Schade 2007 92, 93 2
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
Melzer 2005 52
AuthorReinhard Melzer
TitleCranach in Wörlitz. Das Gotische Haus als frühe Sammlungsstätte altdeutscher Malerei
Publicationin Harald Marx, Ingrid Mössinger, Karin Kolb, ed., Cranach. Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2005
Pages44-58
Cat. Dessau 1996 29, 31 No. 13 Fig. 13
AuthorStephan Klingen
TitleDie deutschen Gemälde des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts, Kritischer Bestandskatalog
Volume1
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1996
Schade 1993 B 32-37 with Fig.
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach Gemälde zwischen 1510 und 1530
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1993
Cat. Vienna 1982 59
AuthorKarl Schütz, Günther Heinz, Klaus Demus
TitleKatalog der Gemäldegalerie. Porträtgalerie zur Geschichte Österreichs
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1982
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 133 No. 321 Fig. 321
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 281, 285, 288, 303 198 Fig. 163
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
Duverger 1970 11
AuthorJozef Duverger
TitleLucas Cranach en Albrecht Dürer aan het Hof van Margareta van Oostenrijk
JournalJaarboek van het Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
Place of PublicationAntwerp
Year of Publication1970
Pages5-28
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 28 No. 27
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 33 083 Pl. 77
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Photoverzeichnis Marburg 1937 No. 77466
Authorn. a.
TitlePhotoverzeichnis VII. Neuaufnahmen des Kunstgeschichtlichen Seminars in Marburg aus den Anhaltischen Sammlungen
JournalJahrbuch des Deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft
IssueBd. 4
Year of Publication1937
PagesI-VIII
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 76 258
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
Cat. Dessau 1929 16 No. 13
AuthorLudwig Grote
TitleFührer durch die Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1929
Cat. Dessau 1927 15 No. 13
AuthorLudwig Grote
TitleFührer durch die Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1927
Hartmann 1913 87 No. 1526
AuthorAdolph Hartmann
TitleDer Wörlitzer Park und seine Kunstschätze
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1913
Hosäus 1883 48 No. 1526
AuthorWilhelm Hosäus
TitleWorlitz. Ein Handbuch für die Besucher des Wörlitzer Gartens und der Wörlitzer Kunstsammlungen
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1883
Schuchardt 1851 C 157-158 463
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
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- brush

Type/Ductus:

- underdrawing barely visible

- occasional delicate, fine lines

Function:

- binding for the final painted version; where visible delineate contours and generally describes the essential features of the face and hands; no representation of volume

Deviations:

- minor alterations in the painted version to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

Comments:

- possibly with reference to a preparatory drawing or transferred from a pre-existing design

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner
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