Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown

Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown

Title

Portrait of Princess Maria of Saxony with bridal crown

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]

Half-length portrait of the princess facing to the left against a light blue background. Her necklace is decorated with a portrait medallion of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous with a circumscription.

[Görres, cda 2015]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]

Production date
1534

Production date

1534

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 51 x 36 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 51 x 36 cm

  • [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the bottom left: serpent with dropped wings, facing right, in black paint and date '1534'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the bottom left: serpent with dropped wings, facing right, in black paint and date '1534'

  • [cda 2015]

Inscriptions and Labels
- on the bonnet over her forehead: 'E.W.R.H.' - circumscription on the medallion: 'Hans Friedrich Herzog von Sachsen'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - on the bonnet over her forehead:
  • 'E.W.R.H.'
  • [Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974, No. 627]
  • - circumscription on the medallion:
  • 'Hans Friedrich Herzog von Sachsen'
  • [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]
Owner
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Repository
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Location
Darmstadt
CDA ID
DE_HLMD_GK76
FR (1978) Nr.
FR348A
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_HLMD_GK76/

Provenance

  • acquired in 1805 by von Perglas
    [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 74]

Exhibitions

  • Basel 1974, No. 627

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Müller 2010 56, 57 Fig. 1
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
Cat. Darmstadt 1990 250-251 74 p. 251
AuthorWolfgang Beeh
TitleDeutsche Malerei um 1260-1550 im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Year of Publication1990
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 348A
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 698, 707, 708, 711 627 Fig. 352
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
Werl 1965 28ff
AuthorE. Werl
TitleHerzogin Elisabeth von Sachsen, die Schwester Landgraf Philipps von Hessen in bildlischer Darstellung. Zur Identifizierung von Cranachbildnissen. Landgraf Phillips von Hessen Kinderbild?
JournalHessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte
Issue15
Year of Publication1965
Pages23-37
Fabian 1964 267-268
AuthorEkkehardt Fabian
TitleCranach-Bildnisse des Reformationskanzlers Dr. Gregor Brück
JournalTheologische Zeitschrift
IssueJg. 20
Year of Publication1964
Pages266-280
Fabian 1952 44
AuthorEkkehardt Fabian
TitleNeue Goethe-Ahnenbildnisse
JournalFamilie und Volk
Issue2
Year of Publication1952
Pages41-48
Zimmermann E. H. 1942 B 26ff
AuthorErnst Heinrich Zimmermann
TitleBeiträge zur Ikonographie Cranachscher Bildnisse
JournalZeitschrift des deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft
Issue9
Year of Publication1942
Pages23-52
Cat. Darmstadt 1914 76
AuthorFriedrich Back
TitleGrossherzoglich Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Year of Publication1914
Cat. Darmstadt 1820 234
AuthorFranz Hubert Müller
TitleBeschreibung des Gemäldesammlung in dem Grossherzoglichen Musäum zu Darmstadt
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Year of Publication1820
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Technical studies

2005Technical Examination

Support

- beech wood panel; planks horizontally aligned

Ground and Imprimatura

- the edge of the ground is uneven; no barbe, sanded flush

Paint Layers and Gilding

- the application of blue paint in the background is not even at the edges

[Unpublished examination report, Heydenreich 2005]

  • examined by Gunnar Heydenreich

1974Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
  • created by Archiv Paolo Cadorin, Kunstmuseum Basel

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