Portrait of a Duke of Anhalt (Johann IV of Anhalt, 1504-1551)

Portrait of a Duke of Anhalt (Johann IV of Anhalt, 1504-1551)

Titles

Portrait of a Duke of Anhalt (Johann IV of Anhalt, 1504-1551)

[CDA 2011]

Portrait of Wolfgang of Anhalt (1492-1566)

[Schade 1993, 26-31, Figs. 27, 29]

Portrait of Duke Johann of Anhalt

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 101]

Male Portrait

[Hosäus 1883, 42, No. 1363]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 28]

The spatial frame of the portrait is tightly cropped. It depicts the half-length figure of a young man in a bright yellow doublet against a landscape. He wears a ring bearing a coat-of-arms with a black and silver chequered pattern.

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 28]

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 101]
[Exhib. Cat. Bucarest 1973, 55, No. 83][1]

[1][Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 28]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 28]
[Schade 1993, 26-31, Figs. 27, 29]

Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder

'Schule'
[Cat. Dessau 1929, 17, No. 257][1]

[1][Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 28]

Production dates
after 1513
1520

Production dates

after 1513

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 28]

1520

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 101]

1525

[Cat. Dessau 1929, 17, No. 257]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 40.2 x 28.6 x 0.4 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 40.2 x 28.6 x 0.4 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 45.7 x 33.9 x 3.3 cm

  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

Signature / Dating
Date not visible

Signature / Dating

  • Date not visible

  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

  • 'Datiert 1520 (?)'

  • [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 101]

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse on the cradle: - second vertical batten from the left, top left: paper label 'Gemäldegalerie Dessau / Werkstatt-Tagebuch Nr. …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse on the cradle: - second vertical batten from the left, top left:
  • paper label 'Gemäldegalerie Dessau / Werkstatt-Tagebuch Nr. [stamp-printed] 3/4a [handwritten with a feather in brown black ink]'
  • - bottom right on the bottom cross-batton:
  • cyrillic script no., brush in black '3K 622' (framed with painted black line)
  • Reverse of the frame:
  • - bottom right:
  • paper label with an inscription, handwritten in blue ink 'Cranach, Lukas-Schule / 257 Brustbild eines Mannes mit / landschaftl. Hintergrund / Jst 1363'
  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
Owner
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Repository
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Location
Dessau
CDA ID
DE_AGGD_257
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_AGGD_257/

Provenance

  • old ducal Inv. No. 1363, Joachim-Ernst-Stiftung
    [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

  • origin unknown

  • since 1883 recorded in the Gotisches Haus in Wörlitz (living-room)
    [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 28]

  • kept in safety during the second world war and taken by the sowiet army in April 1946
    [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

Exhibitions

Bucarest 1973, 55, No. 83

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Dessau 1996 28 No. 257 Plate 7
AuthorStephan Klingen
TitleDie deutschen Gemälde des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts, Kritischer Bestandskatalog
Volume1
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1996
Schade 1993 B 26-31 Figs. p. 27, 29
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach Gemälde zwischen 1510 und 1530
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1993
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 99 No. 143B
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Bucarest 1973 B 55 No. 83
EditorWerner Schade, Hans-Joachim Gronau
TitleLucas Cranach cel Batrîn (1472-1553) Lucas Cranach cel Tînar (1515-1586) Jocob Lucius cel Batrîn (1530-1597) ranach cel Tînar (1515-1586) Jocob Lucius cel Batrîn (1530-1597)
Year of Publication1973
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 69 210a
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 17 No. 257
AuthorLudwig Grote
TitleFührer durch die Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1929
Hartmann 1913 80 No. 1363
AuthorAdolph Hartmann
TitleDer Wörlitzer Park und seine Kunstschätze
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1913
Hosäus 1883 42 No. 1363
AuthorWilhelm Hosäus
TitleWorlitz. Ein Handbuch für die Besucher des Wörlitzer Gartens und der Wörlitzer Kunstsammlungen
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1883
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