The Pfirtsch Altar: St. Stephan [fixed wing panel, right]

The Pfirtsch Altar: St. Stephan [fixed wing panel, right]

Titles

The Pfirtsch Altar: St. Stephan [fixed wing panel, right]

[CDA 2011]

Wing of The Angel Altar

[Exhib. Cat. Aschaffenburg 2007, No. 11, 263]

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

[Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011]
[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 141, No. 6262]
[Klein, Report 2011]

St Stephan is depicted as a full-length figure, standing in front of a landscape and turned slightly to the left.

Reverse:

  • painted arabeske ornament
Attributions
Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop
Master of the Mass of St Gregory

Attributions

Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop

[Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011]
[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 141, No. 6262]

Master of the Mass of St Gregory

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup. 8]

Hans Abel the Younger

together with Heinrich Vogther the Elder
[Cat. Aschaffenburg 1932][1]
[1][Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup. 8]

Heinrich Vogtherr

together with Hans Abel the Younger
[Cat. Aschaffenburg 1932][1]
[1][Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup. 8]

Simon Franck

[Tacke 1992, 33, 41-169]

Production dates
1526
about 1530

Production dates

1526

[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 141, No. 6262]

1524

[Exhib. Cat. Aschaffenburg 2007, No. 11, 263]

about 1530

[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 141, No. 6262]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 96.7 x 41.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 96.7 x 41.5 cm

  • [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011]

  • [Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 141, No. 6262]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Repository
Staatsgalerie im Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg
Location
Aschaffenburg
CDA ID
DE_BStGS_6262
FR (1978) Nr.
FRSup008
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_BStGS_6262/

Provenance

  • until 1541 in the Collegial Church, Halle
  • from the Collegial Church, Aschaffenburg

[Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2011]
[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 141, No. 6262]

Exhibitions

Munich 2011, No. 24

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 36, 142 under no. 2
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
TitleCranach in Coburg. Gemälde von Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Lucas Cranach d.J., der Werkstatt und des Umkreises in den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Heydenreich 2017 A 77
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleCranach? Fragen der Zuschreibung im Lichte kunsttechnologischer Untersuchungen
Publicationin Gunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer, eds., Lucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Pages72-81
Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011 112-117, 141 Nos. 24, 6262 Fig. p. 113
AuthorMartin Schawe
EditorBayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
TitleCranach in Bayern
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2011
Exhib. Cat. Aschaffenburg 2007 263-264 No. 11f Fig. p. 267
EditorGerhard Ermischer, Andreas Tacke
TitleCranach im Exil. Aschaffenburg um 1540. Zuflucht - Schatzkammer - Residenz. Ausstellungskatalog Schloss Johannisburg und Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2007
Schawe 2007 A 215, 221 Fig. 1
AuthorMartin Schawe
TitleCranach in Aschaffenburg. 1814 bis heute
Publicationin Gerhard Ermischer, Andreas Tacke, ed., Cranach im Exil- Aschafffenburg um 1540. Zuflucht, Schatzkammer, Residenz
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2007
Pages215-225
Emmendörffer 1998 218
AuthorChristoph Emmendörffer
TitleDie selbständigen Cranachschüler
Publicationin Ingo Sandner, Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach and Fachhochschule Köln, eds., Unsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages203-228
Tacke 1992 33, 41-169
AuthorAndreas Tacke
TitleDer katholische Cranach. Zu zwei Großaufträgen von Lucas Cranach d. Ä., Simon Franck und der Cranach-Werkstatt (1520 - 1540)
SeriesBerliner Schriften zur Kunst
Volume2
Place of PublicationMainz
Year of Publication1992
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 161 No. Sup7-8 Fig. Sup8
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
  • The Pfirtsch Altar: St. Stephan [fixed wing panel, right], 1526

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Technical studies

06. 2012Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid, black medium and brush

Type/Ductus:

- freehand and in part traced underdrawing; barely visible

- thin lines

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the essential details and the facial features; no representation of volume

Deviations:

- minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- workshop of Simon Franck/Master of the Mass of St Gregory?

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

17.06.2011Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

Identification of wood species: beech wood

Youngest annual ring: 1523

[Klein Report, 17.06.2011]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

Condition Reports

Date01.04.2011

Support:

  • top right corner reconstructed

  • addition attached along the bottom edge

  • written by Martin Schawe

Support made from the same tree

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