Sibylle of Cleve, Duchess of Saxony (1512-1554)

Sibylle of Cleve, Duchess of Saxony (1512-1554)

Title

Sibylle of Cleve, Duchess of Saxony (1512-1554)

[CDA 2010]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]
[Klein report, 03.03.2016]
[Maedebach, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972, No. 23]

Part of a double portrait

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 143] [Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]

Production date
about 1536

Production date

about 1536

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 20.8 x 14.4 x 0.9 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 20.8 x 14.4 x 0.9 cm

  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]

  • Dimensions of support: 20.8 x 14.4 cm

  • [Maedebach, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972, No. 23]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia on the bottom right edge: winged serpent with elevated wings; in brown and yellow paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia on the bottom right edge: winged serpent with elevated wings; in brown and yellow paint

  • [cda 2010]

Inscriptions and Labels
- on the lace border around the neck: 'ALS IN EREN / IN ERN' - on the hairnet: 'IN EREN' …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - on the lace border around the neck:
  • 'ALS IN EREN / IN ERN'
  • - on the hairnet: 'IN EREN'
  • [Maedebach, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972, No. 23]

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse: - adhesive label HKA as 'Schule Cranachs'
  • - handwritten in chalk 'rechts unt'
  • - handwritten inscription and adhesive label KVC
  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]
Owner
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Repository
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Location
Coburg
CDA ID
DE_KSVC_M020
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSVC_M020/

Provenance

  • Gotha, Art Cabinet, Friedenstein castle, Picture Gallery
  • 1856 Ducal Art and Antiquities Collection, Coburg (Herzogliche Kunst- und Altertümersammlung der Veste Coburg (HKA))
  • 1919 Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (KVC)
  • 1921 displayed in the residental quarters of the Ducal Palace (Fürstenbau), Coburg
    [Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]

Exhibitions

Coburg 1972, no. 23

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 143, 145-147 26 Pl. p. 145
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
Weschenfelder 2018 A 14, 18, 20
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
TitleCranach in Coburg.
Publicationin Klaus Weschenfelder, ed., Cranach 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
Pages7-23
Horký 2015 112, Fn. 55
AuthorMila Horký
TitleVon Schlangen mit 'gesenkten', 'liegenden' und 'aufstehenden' Flügeln. Eine Sichtung der Forschung zu den Signets der Malerfamilie Cranach mit Ausblick
Publicationin Elke A. Werner, Anne Eusterschulte, Gunnar Heydenreich, eds., Lucas Cranach der Jüngere und die Reformation der Bilder
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Pages106-115
Braunfels, Eissenhauer 1996 7 Fig. p. 7
EditorVeronika Braunfels, Michael Eissenhauer
TitleMit Luther durch die Kunstsammlungen. Ein Führer zu den Luther-Zeugnissen in den Sammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationSchweinfurt
Year of Publication1996
Exhib. Cat. Coburg 1972 No. 23
EditorHeino Maedebach
TitleGraphik aus dem Kupferstichkabinett der Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg. Beiheft: Lucas Cranach d. Ae. und seine Werkstatt: Gemälde
Place of PublicationCoburg
Year of Publication1972
  • Sibylle of Cleve, Duchess of Saxony (1512-1554), about 1536

Images

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Technical studies

2018Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

- beech wood

- single panel; chamfered on all four sides on the reverse. The width of the the chamfer is c. 1.6 cm

- an almost opaque black coating has been applied to the reverse

- Dendrochronology: 76 anual rings were measured: 1534 - 1477. The youngest annual ring is from 1534. Generally with beech wood the entire section is used and only the bark is removed, therefore a felling date of 1534 can be estimated. The wood was then seasoned for at least two years before it was used (Klein 2016).

Ground and Imprimatura

- chalk ground

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]

03.03.2016Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

Identification of wood species: beech wood

Dendrochronology: plank I 76 annaul rings 1534 - 1477

The youngest annual ring is from 1534.

[Klein report, 03.03.2016]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

Condition Reports

Date2018

Support:

  • some old woodworm damage (inactive)

Paint layers:

  • various tiny point retouches

Varnish:

  • numerous applications of a glossy resin varnish. The painting was varnished while fixed in its frame. This caused a distinct difference in colour from green (edge) to a bluish hue (varnished surface), which was promoted by the fact that the edges were concealed behind the rebate of the frame.

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]

Conservation History

Date1985

Conservation treatment (in the studios of the Doerner-Institute/Bavarian State Collections (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen), Munich)

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]

  • conservation treatment by Klaus Büchel

Date1961

Conservation treatment

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 143]

  • conservation treatment by Richard Harzenetter

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