Katharina of Bora, bust-length, facing left

Katharina of Bora, bust-length, facing left

Title

Katharina of Bora, bust-length, facing left

[KKL 2022]

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

[Klein 03.03.2016b]
[Weschenfelder 2018, S. 172]

See German text version

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Weschenfelder 2018, p. 172] [KKL 2022]

Production date
1528

Production date

1528

[pendant dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 39.6 cm x 25.3 x 1.3 cm (bevelled to 4-6 mm at the edges)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 39.6 cm x 25.3 x 1.3 cm (bevelled to 4-6 mm at the edges)

  • [KKL 2022]

Signature / Dating
None, pendant signed

Signature / Dating

  • None, pendant signed

  • [KKL 2022]

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse: - label: 'Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt 62173891'

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse: - label: 'Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt 62173891'
  • [Weschenfelder 2018, p. 172]
Owner
Oberfrankenstiftung
Repository
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Location
Coburg
CDA ID
DE_KSVC_M418
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
KKL-No
IV.M2b, Part of portait group IV
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSVC_M418/

Provenance

  • 1935 expertise by Max J. Friedländer
  • before 1954 with Dr. Benno Griebert, Munich; then with the art dealer Alexander Gebhardt, Munich
  • 1954 Georg Schäfer Collection (acquired from the art dealer Alexander Gebhardt, Munich), inv. no. 1737
  • since 1984 on permanent loan to the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
  • 2003 Oberfrankenstiftung; remained on permanent loan to the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
    [Cat. Coburg 2018, 172]

See also the entry in the Lost Art-Database, Stiftung Deutsches Zentrum für Kulturgutverluste, accessed 17 Dec. 2019.

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 172, 173, 175-177 38 Pl. p. 175
Author / EditorKlaus 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
Author / EditorKlaus 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 2004
Author / EditorGünter 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
Cat. Coburg 2003 73
Author / EditorKlaus Weschenfelder, LWL-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. Schweinfurt 1985 No. 12 Plate p. 74
Author / EditorIsolde Lübbeke, Bruno Bushart
TitleAltdeutsche Bilder der Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt
Place of PublicationSchweinfurt
Year of Publication1985
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Technical studies

Date31.03.2021 - 2021

Support

See German version

2018Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

- beech wood; single panel, not cropped. Bevelled on all sides to 0.7 cm. Chamfered to a width of 7 cm.

- Dendrochronology: 128 annual rings were measured on this single panel: 128 annual rings, 1526-1399. The youngest annual ring is from 1526. Generally with beech wood the entire section was used and only the bark was removed, therefore a felling date of 1526 can be estimated. The wood was then seasoned for two years before use (Klein 2016).

Ground and Imprimatura

- chalk ground

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 172]

03.03.2016Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / identification of wood species

Support

Identification of wood species: beech wood

Plank I: 128 annual rings, 1526 - 1399

The youngest annual ring is froom 1526; the earliest felling date is therefore 1526; following a two year seasoning period the panel could have been used from 1528.

[Klein report, 03.03.2016]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

Condition Reports

Date2018

Bildträger:

  • distinct splits, suggesting inappropriate treatment; marks on the reverse, suggest that the support was fittied in a grooved frame.

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.

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 172]

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