Philipp Melanchthon, bust-length, facing left

Philipp Melanchthon, bust-length, facing left

Titles

Philipp Melanchthon, bust-length, facing left

[KKL 2022]

Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon

[CDA 2011]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[12.04.2021b]

See German text version

Attributions
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder

"Kopie"
[Melzer 2005, 52] [KKL 2022]

Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Nachfolger)
[Klingen 1996, p. 37]

Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Nachfolger)
[Hosäus 1883, p. 52, No. 1603][1]

[1] [Klingen 1996, p. 37]

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Werkstatt)
[Cat. Ostfalens, II/15][1]

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

Production date
about 1550 - 1699

Production date

about 1550 - 1699

"Zweite Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts/Anfang 17. Jahrhundert" [Ausst.-Kat. Dessau 2015, S. 283] [KKL 2022]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 39.5 x 22.6 x 0.5 cm (bevelled to 4 - 6 mm at the edges)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 39.5 x 22.6 x 0.5 cm (bevelled to 4 - 6 mm at the edges)

  • Dimensions including frame: 47.8 x 31.1 x 3.2 cm

  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau 2011]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
- above the sitter's head: 'M.P.M' - right of the sitter's head: '560/morit' Reverse of the panel: - top right: paper label 'Staatliche …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - above the sitter's head: 'M.P.M'
  • - right of the sitter's head: '560/morit'
  • [KKL 2022]

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - top right:
  • paper label 'Staatliche Galerie Dessau / Gesamtverzeichnis / Nr. [printed] 236b [handwritten, pencil]'
  • - top half of the panel, centre:
  • white chalk, numbers (?) (illegible)
  • - in the centre:
  • red pen '88'
  • - beside this, on the right:
  • pencil, handwritten comment 'alder'
  • - bottom half of the panel, centre:
  • brush in black '49'
  • - on the left side:
  • pencil, vertical handwritten comment (hardly or only partially legible) (?)
  • - bottom right:
  • paper label with an inscription, handwriten in blue ink 'Cranach, Lukas / 441 Bildnis Philipp Melanchthon / Jst 1603 GV 236b'
  • [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
Owner
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Repository
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
Location
Dessau
CDA ID
DE_AGGD_441
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
KKL-No
IV.M-Sup02b, Part of KKL appendix
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_AGGD_441/

Provenance

  • old ducal Inv. No. 1603, Joachim-Ernst-Stiftung
    [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
  • origin unknown
  • since 1863 recorded in the Gotisches Haus in Wörlitz (library)
  • Anhaltische Gemaldegalerie Dessau
    [Klingen 1996, p. 37]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz 2015 120-121
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 37-38 No. 441 Fig. 441
AuthorStephan Klingen
TitleDie deutschen Gemälde des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts, Kritischer Bestandskatalog
Volume1
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1996
Cat. Ostfalen 1933 No. II/15
Authorn. a.
TitleGesamt-Bildnis-Katalog für Ostfalen, Bd. 1, Heft 2: Der Kreis Dessau-Köthen/ Öffentlicher Besitz
Volume1
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1933
Hartmann 1913 90 No. 1603
AuthorAdolph Hartmann
TitleDer Wörlitzer Park und seine Kunstschätze
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1913
Hosäus 1883 52 No. 1603
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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Date2018 - 2021

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Condition Reports

Date2018 - 2021

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  • examined by Wibke Ottweiler

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