Portrait of the Humanist Christoph Scheurl

Portrait of the Humanist Christoph Scheurl

Title

Portrait of the Humanist Christoph Scheurl

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Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.)

Medium

Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.)

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A portrait of Dr. Christoph Scheurl (born in 1481), who was a jurist and professor at the University of Wittenberg (Rector from 1st May 1507). From 1512 he was active as the legal adviser to the Nuremberg Council. The 28 year old wears a greyish black damask robe over a

A portrait of Dr. Christoph Scheurl (born in 1481), who was a jurist and professor at the University of Wittenberg (Rector from 1st May 1507). From 1512 he was active as the legal adviser to the Nuremberg Council. The 28 year old wears a greyish black damask robe over a richly decorated shirt. He also wears a brown fur as well as a 'Fuggerhaube'. The background is moss green, and there is a signature and inscription in yellow paint.

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Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 72, no. 23]

Production date
1509

Production date

1509

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 48.5 x 40.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 48.5 x 40.5 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 57 x 49 cm

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Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia: Monogramm L C with the winged serpent in between, dated below '1509''; yellow paint (varying admixtures)

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia: Monogramm L C with the winged serpent in between, dated below '1509''; yellow paint (varying admixtures)

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Inscriptions and Labels
- right: 'CHRISTOFERUS SCHEURLUS I V D / NATUS ANNOS / SU SCHEURLUS TIBI NOTUS E VIATOR / QUIS SCHEURLUS …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - right:
  • 'CHRISTOFERUS SCHEURLUS I V D / NATUS ANNOS / SU SCHEURLUS TIBI NOTUS E VIATOR / QUIS SCHEURLUS MAGIS EST AN / HIC AN ILLE'
  • - left, the motto:
  • 'FORTES FORTUNA FORMIDAT / A A A'
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Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Location
Nuremberg
CDA ID
DE_GNMN_Gm2332
FR (1978) Nr.
FR023
Persistent Link
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Provenance

  • the collection of the Freiherren von Scheurl, Nuremberg

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Exhibitions

Dresden 1899, No. 4
Kronach, Leipzig 1994, 335, No. 156
Halle 2002, 151, No. II.1/6a

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2010 292
EditorLWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Klaus Weschenfelder, Beate Böckum, Ruth Hansmann, Matthias Müller
TitleApelles am Fürstenhof, Facetten der Hofkunst um 1500 im Alten Reich
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2010
Müller 2010 61
AuthorMatthias Müller
Title"Menschen so zu malen, daß sie erkannt werden und zu leben scheinen" Naturnachahmung als Problem in Lucas Cranachs höfischer Porträtmalerei
Publicationin: Apelles am Fürstenhof. Facetten der Hofkunst um 1500 im Alten Reich Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2010
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2010
Pages57-73
Werner 2010 31 23
AuthorElke Anna Werner
TitleKünstlerische Transferprozesse und mediale Strategien kultureller Aneignung. Cranach und Italien
Publicationin Guido Messling, ed., Die Welt des Lucas Cranach. Ein Künstler im Zeitalter von Dürer, Tizian und Metsys, Exhib. Cat. Brussels
Place of PublicationBrussels
Year of Publication2010
Pages30-41
Evans 2007 53
AuthorMark Evans
Title"Die Italiener, sonst so ruhmsüchtig, bieten Dir die Hand": Lucas Cranach und die Kunst des Humanismus
Publicationin Bodo Brinkmann, ed., Cranach der Ältere, Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Pages49-61
Heydenreich 2007 A 63, 76, 79, 200, 228, 394 Figs. 11, 38, 39, 158, 159
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleLucas Cranach the Elder
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Year of Publication2007
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/6116/2097/3099/Heydenreich_2007_Lucas_Cranach_the_Elder.pdf
Schade 2003 16
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleBildhaftigkeit bei Cranach
Publicationin Heiz Spielmann, Werner Schade, eds., Lucas Cranach Glaube Mythologie und Maderne , Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Pages12-21
Exhib. Cat. Halle 2002 151 No. II. I/6a
EditorGunnar Berg
TitleEmporium: 500 Jahre Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Landesausstellung Sachsen-Anhalt 2002
Place of PublicationHalle
Year of Publication2002
Heydenreich 1998 A 186, 188, 189 Fig. 21.3
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleHerstellung, Grundierung und Rahmung der Holzbildträger in den Werkstätten Lucas Cranachs d.Ä.
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
Pages181-200
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994 335, 317 156 Fig. 156
EditorClaus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff
TitleLucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken [Festung Rosenberg, Kronach 17.05 - 21.08.1994; Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig 07.09 - 06.11.1994]
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 72 No. 23 Fig. 23
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 256-257, 264, 426 164 Fig. 120
AuthorDieter Koepplin, Tilman Falk
TitleLukas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBasel, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1974
Link http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-104522
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 22
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
Flechsig 1900 A 86
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleCranachstudien
Volume1
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link page/n5/mode/2up
Flechsig 1900 B Plate 11
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleTafelbilder Lucas Cranachs d. Ä. und seiner Werkstatt
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/flechsig1900tafeln
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1899 No. 4
EditorKarl Woermann
TitleDeutsche Kunstausstellung Dresden 1899. Abteilung Cranach-Ausstellung. Wissenschaftliches Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Werke
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1899
Link http://resolver.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/SBB00002A2400000000
  • Portrait of the Humanist Christoph Scheurl, 1509

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Technical studies

09. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

2010Technical Examination

  • detail
  • overall

Framing

- original black frame with gilded chamfer and inner bevel

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  • X-radiography
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Paint Layers and Gilding

'The X-radiographs of Johannes Cuspinian (1502/03), the Portrait of a Viennese Scholar (1503) , Christoph Scheurl (1509, fig. 159) and the Portrait of a Man with a Fur Hat (c.1510, fig. 14) demonstrate Cranach the Elder’s rapid and remarkably free technique. In the application of light flesh paint, brush strokes are clearly visible.[86] The faces were completed with a few glazes and highlights (fig. 156).'

[Heydenreich 2007 A, 200]

  • written by Gunnar Heydenreich

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