Lot and his daughters

Lot and his daughters

Title

Lot and his daughters

[CDA 2010]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Klein report, 03.03.2016]
[Weschenfelder, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2003, 72]

The old man Lot sits on the grass beside one of his daughters who holds his head gently, while his other daughter stands beside them and pour wine into a large golden cup, which Lot holds in his hands. Thick foliage provides the backdrop for the scene.

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 36] [Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010] [Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003, No. 55]

Production date
1528

Production date

1528

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 37.8 x 38 cm (Original size of the fragment 32 x 38 cm)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 37.8 x 38 cm (Original size of the fragment 32 x 38 cm)

  • [Weschenfelder, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2003, 72]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia bottom left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated '1528'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia bottom left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated '1528'

  • [Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]

Inscriptions and Labels
none Reverse of the panel: label: 'Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt 65390087'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • none

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: label: 'Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt 65390087'
  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 36]
Owner
Oberfrankenstiftung
Repository
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Location
Coburg
CDA ID
DE_KSVC_M416
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSVC_M416/

Provenance

  • 1958 private collection (Expertise Ernst Buchner)
  • 1959 art dealer Ludwig Wiesnet, Munich
  • 1959 Collection Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt (since 1986 on permanent loan to the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg)
  • 2003 Oberfrankenstiftung, Bayreuth, still on permanent loan to the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
    [Cat. Coburg 2018, 36]

See also the entry in the Lost Art-Database, Stiftung Deutsches Zentrum für Kulturgutverluste: Lost Art-ID 532897; http://www.lostart.de/DE/Fund/532897 (accessed 17 Dec. 2019).

Exhibitions

Coburg 2003
Hamburg 2003, No. 55

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 36-38, 142 2 Pl. 37, Fig. 1
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
Cat. Coburg 2003 72, 73
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
EditorLWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, KulturStiftung der Länder
TitleAltdeutsche Bilder der Sammlung Georg Schäfer. Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
SeriesPatrimonia
Volume256
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2003
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003 64, 177 55 Pl. 55
EditorBucerius Kunst Forum, Werner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne [Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg]
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Exhib. Cat. Schweinfurt 1985 No. 10 Plate p. 72
AuthorIsolde Lübbeke, Bruno Bushart
TitleAltdeutsche Bilder der Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt
Place of PublicationSchweinfurt
Year of Publication1985
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 565-566 460 Fig. 292a
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
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Technical studies

2018Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

- beech

- three horizontally aligned and butt-joined planks, widths (recto, from the top): plank I: 5.4 cm; plank II: 13.9 cm; plank III: 18.3 cm. The upper plank (oak) is an addition, which judging by the quality of the paint work was probably added close to when the painting was created.

- Dendrochronology: the following annual rings were measured: planks I and II: no measurements possible. Plank III: 44 annual rings(1520-1477).

Plank III comes from the same tree as the planks used for the following paintings:

DE_KSVC_M021; DE_smbGG_589 (I,II,III); DE_BStGS_WAF167; DE_KBSB_B60; DE_KBSB_B59; DE_SKK_0109; DE_SMG_SG17;

DE_LmKKO_15-572 (I, III); DE_HLMD_GK73a; US_IMA_2000-344; DE_smbGG_564 (I, II, III); FIN_FNG_S-1994-224; F_MdLP_1180;

DE_KSW_G6 (I, III); US_PMA_739 (II); DE_SWK_6545; AT_KHM_GG883; DE_BStGS_6262 (II, IV); DE_BStGS_6264 (II, IV); NL_EF-MBBR_EF001; US_artic_1938-310

The youngest annual ring is from the year 1524. Generally with beech wood the entire section is used and only the bark is removed, therefore we can assume that the tree was felled in 1524. The wood would then have been seasoned for approximately two years before it was used as a painting support. (Klein 2016).

Ground and Imprimatura

- chalk ground

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 36]

03.03.2016Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

Identification of wood species: beech wood

Plank I: dating was not possible (oak); plank II: dating was not possible; plank III: 44 annual rings, 1520 - 1477

the youngest annual ring from all the panels from this tree is from 1524; the earlist felling date is therefore 1524; following a two year seasoning period the panel could have been used from 1526.

[Klein report, 03.03.2016]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

09. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools / Materials:

- dark fluid drawing medium and brush

Type/Ductus:

- sketchy freehand underdrawing; only partially visible

- thin to broader lines, predominately long and unbroken

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe shapes and features (where visible); no representation of volume

Deviations:

- no apparent alterations made during the painting process

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1974Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph

Condition Reports

Date2018

Support:

  • oak wood addition at the top, attached to a fibreboard consisting of three parts, a pine wood cradle is glued to the reverse.

Varnish:

  • the painting has a glossy resin varnish, which was probably applied repeatedly with a brush. Due to the strong fluorescence of this layer only a few relatively new retouches can be identified under UV light.

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 36]

Date2003

Trimmed along the top edge. Oak additions were attached later.

...an unknown amount was cut off the top [...], a depiction of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra in the background was probably lost. An addition about 5 cms in width runs horizontally above the eyes of the daughter who is standing.

[Weschenfelder, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2003, 54]

Date1974

  • additions made of oak wood

[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974, Bd. 2, No. 460, Fig. 292a]

Support made from the same tree

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