Salome

Salome

Title

Salome

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 32]

Painting on lime wood

Medium

Painting on lime wood

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 32]
[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937, no. 21]

Salome is shown as a half-length figure wearing a dark green velvet dress, which barely stands out against the black backdrop. White fabric decorated with braids puffs out at the elbows and shoulders of the dress. The deep neckline directs our eye the two sumptuous chains worn by Salome. It

Salome is shown as a half-length figure wearing a dark green velvet dress, which barely stands out against the black backdrop. White fabric decorated with braids puffs out at the elbows and shoulders of the dress. The deep neckline directs our eye the two sumptuous chains worn by Salome. It is worth remarking that the chain set with precious stones does not appear to be affected by the prominent cast shadow on the neck. Salome's rosy cheeks are framed by long curly strands of brown hair, which is for the greater part are concealed by an elaborately embellished snood. The beauty of the woman is juxtaposed with the horrific vision of the St John's severed head, which she holds on a plate. The direction in which the protagonists gaze is orchestrated to augment this effect: Whereas Salome looks into the distance the half-open eyes of the decapitated St John appear to look directly at the viewer.

[Görres, cda 2017]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 32] [Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937, no. 21]

Production dates
about 1510 - 1512
about 1512

Production dates

about 1510 - 1512

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 32] [Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937, no. 21]

about 1512

[Friedländer 1919, 86]

Dimensions
DImensions of support: 72.5 x 54.3 cm

Dimensions

  • DImensions of support: 72.5 x 54.3 cm

  • [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 32]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Repository
Fränkische Galerie, Kronach
Location
Kronach
CDA ID
DE_BNMM_R8378
FR (1978) Nr.
FR032
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_BNMM_R8378/

Provenance

  • 1906 acquired from the Catholic Rectory, Bayreuth (katholisches Stadtpfarramt Bayreuth)
    [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 32]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, no. 21

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Weniger 2005 256
AuthorMatthias Weniger
TitleGemälde vor 1550
Publicationin Renate Eikelmannm, Ingolf Bauer, eds., Das Bayerische Nationalmuseum 1855. 2005. 150 Jahre Sammeln, Forschen, Ausstellen
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2005
Pages251-265
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 75 32
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 18 021 Pl. 24
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 31
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
Friedländer 1919 84
AuthorMax J. Friedländer
TitleGemälde Cranachs in der Zeit um 1509
JournalZeitschrift für bildende Kunst
IssueN.F. 30=54.1919
Year of Publication1919
Pages81-86
  • Salome, about 1510 - 1512

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