Christ falls on the way to Calvary

Christ falls on the way to Calvary

Title

Christ falls on the way to Calvary

[CDA 2011]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]

Christ has fallen while carrying the cross on his shoulder. He looks at both the viewer and at Simon of Cyrene who has hurried to assist him. Further behind the Virgin and St John are represented as well as two soldiers armed with clubs.

[Görres, cda 2015]

Attributions
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Tobias Stimmer

Attributions

Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder

'Nachfolger'
[Klingen Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]

'Kopie der Cranach-Schule nach einem Holzschnitt Hans Baldung Griens'
[Schade, letter from 24.07.1977][1]

[1][Klingen Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]

Tobias Stimmer

[Hosäus 1883, 39, No. 1277][1]
[Parthey 1864, Bd. II, 587][1]
[1][Klingen Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]

Production date
1512 - 1515

Production date

1512 - 1515

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 23.1 x 16.3 x 0.4-0.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 23.1 x 16.3 x 0.4-0.5 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 35.9 x 28.8 x 5.5 cm

  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - top left: paper label, feather in brown 'Nr. (?) 27' - top right: paper label cyrillic script '? …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - top left:
  • paper label, feather in brown 'Nr. (?) [illegible] 27'
  • - top right:
  • paper label cyrillic script '? ? / PECT. No [printed] 1065 0[handwritten with a feather in brown]
  • - centre:
  • paper label 'Jest: 1277 [pencil] / No 284 / Tob. Stimer [with smeared ink marks]'
  • - below in the centre:
  • paper label with an inscription, handwritten in blue ink 'Cranach, Lukas-Schule / 320 Christi Fall unter dem Kreuz / Jst 1277'
  • - below:
  • in cyrillic script no., brush in black '3K 613' (framed with a painted line in black)
  • - top in the centre:
  • no. , white chalk '1 1?5' (the central number is partially covered by the label beneath)
  • - bottom left:
  • white chalk 'PK (?)'
  • Reverse of the frame:
  • - top left:
  • pen in black '115' (crossed out in blue pen)
  • - beside this:
  • brush in black '79' (crossed out in blue pen)
  • - on the left, from the top to the bottom:
  • pencil (?) cyrillic script No. '3K613'
  • blue pen '79'
  • paper label 'Gemäldegalerie Dessau / Werkstatt-Tagebuch Nr. [printed stamp] 454 [handwritten with a feather in brown]'
  • - right, in the centre:
  • pencil '1277' (crossed out in blue pen)
  • - below:
  • pencil '115' (crossed out in blue pen)
  • - below, from left to right:
  • pencil '22' (crossed out in blue pen)
  • - beside this:
  • pen in black '115' (crossed out in blue pen)
  • - below:
  • pencil 'XXII (?)'
  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
Owner
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Repository
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Location
Dessau
CDA ID
DE_AGGD_320
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_AGGD_320/

Provenance

  • old ducal Inv. No. 1277, Joachim-Ernst-Stiftung
    [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]

  • origin unknown

  • since 1863 recorded in the Gotisches Haus in Wörlitz (in Duke Franz's bed chamber)

[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Dessau 1996 37, 38 No. 320 Fig. 320
AuthorStephan Klingen
TitleDie deutschen Gemälde des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts, Kritischer Bestandskatalog
Volume1
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1996
Hartmann 1913 78 No. 1277
AuthorAdolph Hartmann
TitleDer Wörlitzer Park und seine Kunstschätze
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1913
Hosäus 1883 39 No. 1277
AuthorWilhelm Hosäus
TitleWorlitz. Ein Handbuch für die Besucher des Wörlitzer Gartens und der Wörlitzer Kunstsammlungen
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1883
Parthey 1863-1864 587 (Bd. 1)
AuthorGustav Parthey
TitleDeutscher Bildersaal. Verzeichnis der in Deutschland vorhandenen Oelbilder verstorbener Maler aller Schulen
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1864
  • Christ falls on the way to Calvary, 1512 - 1515

Images

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Technical studies

04. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid black pigmented medium; executed with a pointed brush (?) and quill (?)

Type/Ductus:

- detailed and freehand underdrawing

- thin to broad, sketchy lines of varying length

Function:

- only roughly binding for the final painted version; lines define form and delineate contours, roughly indicating folds in the drapery; there is little representation of volume

Deviations:

- numerous minor alterations in the painted version to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Workshop Cranach the Elder

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Ingo Sandner
  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich

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