Georg III., Duke of Anhalt

Georg III., Duke of Anhalt

Title

Georg III., Duke of Anhalt

[CDA 2010]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Klein report, 03.03.2016]
[Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]

A full-length portrait of Georg III the Pious, Duke of Anhalt (1507-1553), facing right and standing in a niche. He is wearing a long, dark robe and holds a book in his hands.

[Herrschaft, cda 2015]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Younger

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 182] [Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]

Production date
1575

Production date

1575

[Pendant dated]
[Inventarverzeichnis Coburg, 2010]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 217 x 94 x 2.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 217 x 94 x 2.5 cm

  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 182]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the bottom left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated '1575'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the bottom left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated '1575'

  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 182]

Inscriptions and Labels
none none

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • none

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • none
Owner
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Repository
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Location
Coburg
CDA ID
DE_KSVC_M360
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSVC_M360/

Provenance

  • 1574 commissioned by Prince August I of Saxony for his chapel in the Castle of Annaburg
  • 1948 'ein Stadtmuseum in der Ostzone' (= Annaberg castle)
  • 1948 with the art dealer Herbert W. Klewer, Berlin
  • 1961 together with the pendant the painting was offered to the collection, but was not purchased
  • 1962 with Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, auction 154, 22-29 November, lot 2233 (unsold)
  • 1983 acquired from the art dealer Herbert W. Klever, Victoria-Luise-Platz 12a, Berlin
    [Cat. Coburg 2018, 182, fns. 1, 2]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 182-185, 187, 189 40 Pl. p. 184
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
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
Schuchardt 2015 B 46
AuthorGünter Schuchardt
TitlePrivileg und Monopol - Die Lutherporträts der Cranach-Werkstatt
Publicationin Günther Schuchardt, ed., Cranach, Luther und die Bildnisse, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2015
Pages24-52
Findeisen 2008 202-203 Fig. 17
AuthorPeter Findeisen
TitleFürst Georg III. von Anhalt und einige Bilder seiner Zeit
Publicationin Achim Detmers, Ulla Jablonowski, eds., 500 Jahre Georg III. Fürst und Christ in Anhalt. Beiträge des Wissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums anlässlich des 500. Geburtstages von Fürst Georg III. von Anhalt
SeriesMitteilungen des Vereins für Anhaltische Landeskunde
VolumeSonderband 17
Place of PublicationKöthen
Year of Publication2008
Pages182-205
Schuchardt 2004
AuthorGünter Schuchardt
TitleLuther seitenrichtig - Luther seitenverkehrt? Die Bildnisse im Leben und im Tod - Werkstattprinzip und Werkstattprivileg Cranachs und seiner Mitarbeiter
Volume2003
JournalWartburg-Jahrbuch
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2004
Pages9-30
Braunfels, Eissenhauer 1996 11 Fig. p. 10
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
  • Georg III., Duke of Anhalt, 1575

Images

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Technical studies

2018Technical Examination

Support

- limewood; the panel consists of six vertically aligned boards with butt joints: I: 18.8 cm; II: 14.6 cm; III: 12.2; IV: 10 cm; V: 26.4 cm; VI: 12 cm; the top is curved; there are visible tooling marks from a block plane across the grain, various rough plane marks; marks from a saw on the left side; two conically grooved battens (probably original) at the top and bottom third of the panel; the individual planks are not flush at the top, in some sections the difference is a few millimeters. The surface is stained black.

Ground and Imprimatura

- chalk ground

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 182]

03.03.2016Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

Identification of wood species: limewood (Tilia sp.).

[Klein report, 03.03.2016]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

Condition Reports

Date2018

Support:

  • more recent application of a thick varnish coating [verso]

Varnish:

  • the painting has a glossy resin varnish, which was probably applied repeatedly with a brush. The strong fluorescence of this layer restricts the identification of retouches under UV light to a few relatively new ones. Numerous areas of damage and old retouches.

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 182]

Conservation History

Date1983

Conservation treatment (Würzburg)

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 182]

  • conservation treatment by P. Pracher
  • conservation treatment by R. Pracher

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