Portrait of a Man aged 19

Portrait of a Man aged 19

Titles

Portrait of a Man aged 19

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932, 79]

A nineteen year old Youth

[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974, 700, No. 622]

Painting on maple (Acer sp.)

Medium

Painting on maple (Acer sp.)

[Klein, Report 2013]

Fir (or lime wood?)

[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974, 700, No. 622]

Half-length portrait in three quarter profile. The sitter is turned to the left and his hands are interlocked.

[Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

Attributions
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder

'Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Kopie)'
[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 36]

'Kopie nach L. Cranach d. Ä.'
[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974, Bd. II, 700, No. 622]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach der Ältere
[Cat. Dessau 1927, 15, No. 14]

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

'Nicht eigenhändig'
[Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1971, No. 117]
'aus der Cranachschule'
[Melzer 2005, 52]

Production dates
1532(?) or about 1700 - 1799
1532

Production dates

1532(?) or about 1700 - 1799

"1532 (?) oder 18. Jahrhundert"
[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 36]

1532

[Melzer 2005, 52]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 36.3 x 22.8 x 0.6 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 36.3 x 22.8 x 0.6 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 56 x 42.7 x 5.2 cm

  • [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 36]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia to the right of the sitter's neck: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left and dated '1532'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia to the right of the sitter's neck: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left and dated '1532'

  • [cda 2011]

  • Date has been questioned

Inscriptions and Labels
- top right; in black paint: 'ANNO AETATIS SVAE 19.' Reverse of the panel: - top left: paper label: 'Gemäldegalerie Dessau / …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - top right; in black paint:
  • 'ANNO AETATIS SVAE 19.'

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - top left:
  • paper label: 'Gemäldegalerie Dessau / Werkstatt-Tagebuch Nr. [stamp-printed] 410 [handwritten with a feather in brown-black ink]'
  • - below in the centre:
  • in white chalk '45'
  • - centre:
  • handwritten in black paint '1495'
  • in white chalk '[¿]5'
  • two circles in white chalk
  • in black paint '11' (crossed-out)
  • - bottom:
  • paper label, handwritten in black ink '20 K[...] 264mks 20. [...]/Inst. F. Denkmalpflege/Halle'
  • paper label, in pencil (?) 'Cranach, Lukas d J./ 14 Bildnis eines 19-jährigen Mannes/in schwarzer Kleidung/Jst 1495'
  • Reverse of the frame:
  • - top member:
  • paper label 'Gemäldegalerie Dessau / Werkstatt-Tagebuch Nr. [stamp-printed] 410 [handwritten in black ink]'
  • white sticker, handwritten in red felttip pen '72'
  • printed paper label: 'Kunstmuseum Basel. Ausstellung/ Cranach - Ausstellung 1974 [printed] / Künstler: [printed] Lucas Cranach d. Ä., Titel: [printed] - Bildnis eines 19-jährigen Mannes [typed] / Leihgeber: [printed ] 'Staatl. Galerie Dessau' [typed] / '622 [stamped in red ink]'
  • - beside this:
  • damaged paper label, not legible
  • - bottom member:
  • printed paper label 'Staatliche Galerie Dessau / Gesamtverzeichnis / Nr. [printed] 393 [handwritten in pencil]'
  • printed paper label 'Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau / Puschkinallee 100 / 06846 Dessau'
  • printed paper label 'Cranach-Schule (1532?) / Bildnis eines neunzehnjährigen Mannes / Holz / 36,0 x 23,0 cm (Maße ohne Rahmen/Rahmenmaße: 56,0 x 42,5 x 5,5 cm (Höhe/Breite/Tiefe)/Inv. Nr. 14'
  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
Owner
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Repository
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Location
Dessau
CDA ID
DE_AGGD_14
FR (1978) Nr.
FR354
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_AGGD_14/

Provenance

  • Worlitz, Gotisches Haus, No. 1495 (old ducal Inv. No., Joachim-Ernst-Stiftung)
    [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
  • origin unknown
  • since 1883 recorded in the Gotisches Haus in Wörlitz (Ministry Cabinet)
  • Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau
    [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 36]

Exhibitions

Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, No. 19
Weimar 1972, No. 52
Dresden 1971, No. 17
Basel 1974, No. 622

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz 2015 136-137
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
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 35, 36-37 No. 14 Fig. 14
AuthorStephan Klingen
TitleDie deutschen Gemälde des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts, Kritischer Bestandskatalog
Volume1
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1996
Thiel 1980 171, 297
AuthorErika Thiel
TitleGechichte des Kostüms. Die europäische Mode von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1980
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 141 No. 354 Fig. 354
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 700 622
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
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B No. 52
EditorSchlossmuseum Weimar
TitleLucas Cranach 1472-1553. Ein großer Maler in bewegter Zeit
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1972
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1971 No. 117
EditorStaatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
TitleDeutsche Kunst der Dürerzeit
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1971
Cohn 1956 Fig. 50
AuthorWerner Cohn
TitleLucas Cranach
Place of PublicationMilan
Year of Publication1956
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 19
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Photoverzeichnis Marburg 1937 No. 77467
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 79 274a
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. 14
AuthorLudwig Grote
TitleFührer durch die Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1929
Cat. Dessau 1927 15 No. 14
AuthorLudwig Grote
TitleFührer durch die Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1927
Hartmann 1913 86 No. 1495
AuthorAdolph Hartmann
TitleDer Wörlitzer Park und seine Kunstschätze
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1913
Hosäus 1883 47 No. 1495
AuthorWilhelm Hosäus
TitleWorlitz. Ein Handbuch für die Besucher des Wörlitzer Gartens und der Wörlitzer Kunstsammlungen
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1883

Research History / Discussion

'Green background. The dry drawing of the pattern on the shirt and other features (colour e.g. the sweet pink mouth) prohibit an attribution to L. Cranach the Elder or one of his two sons: however the composition and physiognomy seem to record a Cranach painting.'

[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974-1976, 700, No. 622]

  • Portrait of a Man aged 19, 1532(?) or about 1700 - 1799

Images

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Technical studies

08.04.2013Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species: maple

  • analysed by Peter Klein

04. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1974Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph
  • x_radiograph
  • created by Archiv Paolo Cadorin, Kunstmuseum Basel

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