Elector August of Saxony

Elector August of Saxony

Title

Elector August of Saxony

[Kolb 2005 B, 105]

Painting on canvas

Medium

Painting on canvas

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

A full-length portrait of Elector August of Saxony facing right and shown wearing his official coat and hat, with a short sword against a stone-grey niche on a tiled ivory coloured floor. In the upper corners, left: the coloured electoral coat-of-arms in scrollwork, right: the burgraviate of Magdeburg (?) in

A full-length portrait of Elector August of Saxony facing right and shown wearing his official coat and hat, with a short sword against a stone-grey niche on a tiled ivory coloured floor. In the upper corners, left: the coloured electoral coat-of-arms in scrollwork, right: the burgraviate of Magdeburg (?) in yellowish scrollwork

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Attributions
Lucas Cranach the Younger
Lucas Cranach the Younger (?)

Attributions

Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Kolb 2005, 97-98]

Lucas Cranach the Younger (?)

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Production dates
about 1570
about 1580

Production dates

about 1570

[Kolb 2005 B, 100]

about 1580

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 221 x 105.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 221 x 105.5 cm

  • [Kolb 2005 B, 105]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
- bottom: 'EXORNAVIT, AMPLIFICAVIT ET CONFIRMAVIT'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - bottom:
  • 'EXORNAVIT, AMPLIFICAVIT ET CONFIRMAVIT'
  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]
Owner
Evangelisches Predigerseminar Wittenberg
Repository
Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Location
Wittenberg
CDA ID
DE_EPSW_07
FR (1978) Nr.
FR338G
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_EPSW_07/

Provenance

  • on loan from the Protestant theological seminary

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Kolb 2005 B
AuthorKarin Kolb
TitleLandesherrliche Repräsentation an der Universität. Die Wittenberger Kurfürstenbildnisse von Lucas Cranach dem Jüngeren
Publicationin Barbara Marx, ed., Kunst und Repräsentation am Dresdner Hof
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2005
Pages97-107
Treu, Speler et al. 1999 119
AuthorMartin Treu, Ralf-Thorsten Speler, Gunnar Berg, Alfred Schellenberger
TitleLeucorea. Bilder zur Geschichte der Universität Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1999
Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 1984 134
AuthorRonny Kabus, Hans-Joachim Beeskow
TitleMartin Luther 1483 bis 1546 in der Staatlichen Lutherhalle Wittenberg. Katalog zur Ausstellung
Place of PublicationRostock
Year of Publication1984
Bellmann, Harksen, Werner 1979 72
AuthorFritz Bellmann, Marie-Luise Harksen, Roland Werner
TitleDie Denkmale der Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1979
Jordan 1920 6, 10
AuthorJulius Jordan
TitleLutherhalle Wittenberg. Führer durch die Sammlungen des Lutherhauses
Place of PublicationWittenberg
IssueSecond edition
Year of Publication1920
  • Elector August of Saxony, about 1570

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Technical studies

06. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date1983

  • no information available
  • conservation treatment by Unknown

Date30.11.1982

  • keine Angaben
  • written by Susanne Schirmer

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