Wing of an altarpiece with St John the Baptist, St Erasmus, St Christopher

Wing of an altarpiece with St John the Baptist, St Erasmus, St Christopher

Title

Wing of an altarpiece with St John the Baptist, St Erasmus, St Christopher

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 77]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 77]

The three saints are shown with their attributes as full-length figures standing in front of an arched niche, which is covered by a closed curtain. The arch is only half visible.

[Görres, cda 2015]

Attribution
Master of the Pflock Altarpiece

Attribution

Master of the Pflock Altarpiece

[Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998, No. 23.5b][Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 77]

Production date
about 1520

Production date

about 1520

[Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998, No. 23.5b][Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 77]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 122 x 51 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 122 x 51 cm

  • [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 77]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Repository
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Location
Darmstadt
CDA ID
DE_HLMD_GK68b
FR (1978) Nr.
FRSup001B
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_HLMD_GK68b/

Provenance

  • supposedly originally from Banz monastery
  • acquired in 1872 from the art dealer Maurer

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 77]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998 234 23.5b
EditorWartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach, Fachhochschule , Ingo Sandner
TitleUnsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen. Ausstellungskatalog und Tagungsband Katalogteil 1; 2: Werkstatt und Schüler Cranachs; 3: Süddeutsche Meister; 4: Albrecht Dürer und sein Kreis; 5: Rheinische Meister
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages229-240
Cat. Darmstadt 1990 256-257 77 p. 257
AuthorWolfgang Beeh
TitleDeutsche Malerei um 1260-1550 im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Year of Publication1990
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 409E
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 329E
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
Cat. Darmstadt 1914 68
AuthorFriedrich Back
TitleGrossherzoglich Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Year of Publication1914
Link https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/back1914
Cat. Darmstadt 1885 243a
AuthorRudolf Hofmann
TitleDie Gemälde-Sammlung des Grossherzoglichen Museums in Darmstadt
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Issue3rd edition
Year of Publication1885
Link https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_Kf9IAAAAMAAJ/mode/2up
  • Wing of an altarpiece with St John the Baptist, St Erasmus, St Christopher, about 1520

Images

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Technical studies

1990Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography

Underdrawing

  • examined by Bernd Konrad

1989Technical Examination

Support

- the panel consists of two or three boards; the joins are difficult to identify

- the whole panel was laminated with two pine boards; this reinforcement was bevelled on all four sides

- the panel was trimmed along the left, top and bottom edges

Ground and Imprimatura

- a barbe is visible along the right edge, the other edges were trimmed

[Condition report, Hessisches Landesmuseum 1989]

Condition Reports

Date1989

  • despite the reinforcement attached to the reverse of the panel it exhibits a convex warp (as seen from the recto)

  • numerous retouches, in part very discoloured

  • partial flaking

[Condition report, Hessisches Landesmuseum 1989]

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