St Margaret

St Margaret

Titles

St Margaret

[CDA 2010]

St Margaret in front of a Landscape

[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974-1976, 549]

Painting on wood (the original support has not survived; the paint and ground layers are now attached to a fibre board with an oak veneer and a cradle)

Medium

Painting on wood (the original support has not survived; the paint and ground layers are now attached to a fibre board with an oak veneer and a cradle)

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]

The panel shows St Margaret wearing a green dress and a red cloak standing in a landscape beside a tree. She holds a lead in her left hand that was originally attached to her attribute the dragon. However the panel has been cropped at the bottom edge and the section

The panel shows St Margaret wearing a green dress and a red cloak standing in a landscape beside a tree. She holds a lead in her left hand that was originally attached to her attribute the dragon. However the panel has been cropped at the bottom edge and the section of the painting depicting this element is now lost.

[Görres, cda 2015]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]
[Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]

Production date
um 1513 - 1514

Production date

um 1513 - 1514

[Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, revised 2010]

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 92.7 x 62.8 x 3.1 cm (including cradle)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 92.7 x 62.8 x 3.1 cm (including cradle)

  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]

  • Dimensions of support: 93 x 62.5 cm

  • [Weschenfelder, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2003, 71]

Signature / Dating
none
Inscriptions and Labels
none Reverse of the panel - label: 'Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt 4045' Reverse of the frame: - label: Kunstsammlungen Basel, Cranach-Ausstellung 1974 - various …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • none

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel
  • - label: 'Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt 4045'
  • Reverse of the frame: - label: Kunstsammlungen Basel, Cranach-Ausstellung 1974
  • - various inscriptions in chalk and coloured pencil (illegible)
  • [Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]
Owner
Oberfrankenstiftung
Repository
Veste Coburg Kunstsammlungen
Location
Coburg
CDA ID
DE_KSVC_M446
FR (1978) Nr.
FR052
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSVC_M446/

Provenance

  • before 1924 with the art dealer Fritz Steinmeyer, Lucerne (probably as a commission from a private collection)[1]
  • Collection Henry Reinhardt and son, New York
  • 1924 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA
  • 1956 art dealer Knoedler (probably with the assistance of Friz Steinmeyer, Lucerne)
  • before 1961 Jan Dik, Munich/La Tour de Peilz
  • 1961 Collection Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt (Inv. no. 4045, since 1986 on permanent loan to the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg)
  • 2003 Oberfrankenstiftung, Bayreuth, remained on permanent loan to the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
    [1][http://online.kunstsammlungencoburg.de/downloads/provenienzrecherche-sammlung-schaefer.pdf] 118-123
    [Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]]

Exhibitions

Basel 1974, no. 411

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 58-60, 62, 63 8 Pl. p. 59, 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
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
Exhib. Cat. Prague 2005 46 (English version 22) under no. 1
EditorObrazárna Pražského hradu, Kaliopi Chamonikola
TitlePod znamením okrídleného hada. Lucas Cranach a ceské zeme. Under the winged Serpent. Lucas Cranach and the Czech Land
Place of PublicationPrague
Year of Publication2005
Cat. Coburg 2003 71, 72
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
Auct. Cat. London 1992 48 No. 28 Colour plate
EditorSotheby's Auction House, London
TitleOld Master Paintings, Sotheby's London, 9.12.1992
Place of PublicationLondon
Year of Publication1992
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 80 No. 52 Fig. 52
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Strieder 1975 170
AuthorPeter Strieder
TitleLucas-Cranach-Ausstellung in Basel (Ausst. Besprechung)
JournalKunstchronik
IssueJg. 28, Heft 5
Year of Publication1975
Pages165-171
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 549 411
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
Schade 1974 411 with Fig.
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Exhib. Cat. Cambridge, Mass. 1936 35 077
AuthorCharles L. Kuhn
EditorGermanic Museum, Cambridge, Mass.
TitleCatalogue of the Germanic Museum exhibition of German paintings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Lent from American collections
Place of PublicationCambridge Mass.
Year of Publication1936
Kuhn 1936 35 077
AuthorCharles L. Kuhn
TitleA Catalogue of German Paintings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in American Collections
Place of PublicationCambridge Mass.
Year of Publication1936
Kuhn 1933/1934 102-105 Fig. 1
AuthorCharles L. Kuhn
TitlePaintings by L. Cranach in Minneapolis
JournalArt in America
Issue22
Year of Publication1933
Pages101-109
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 39 46 Plate 46
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932

Research History / Discussion

'Walter Hugelshofer (?) told me that he had seen the panel in earlier years before it was cropped: the legs of the saint and the dragon on the lead were intact then.'

[Koepplin, Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974-1976, Bd. 2, No. 411]

  • St Margaret, um 1513 - 1514

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Technical studies

2018Technical Examination

Support

- wood (the original support has not survived)

- impressions from the joins of the six horizontally aligned planks are visible in the ground and paint layers: plank I: 11.8 cm; plank II: 21 cm; plank III: 18 cm; plank IV: 17.5 cm; plank V: 16 cm; plank VI: 8.4 cm

Ground and Imprimatura

- chalk ground

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]

09. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid black medium (brush ?)

Type/Ductus:

-freehand underdrawing

- thin lines

Function:

- binding for the final painted version; lines define form and delineate contours; no representation of volume

Deviations:

- minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define forms

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible, workshop?

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Condition Reports

Date2018

Support:

  • the original support has not survived, the ground and paint layers were transferred at a later date to a 0.7 cm thick fibreboard with an oak veneer and a pine wood cradle on the reverse (Examination results, Doerner-Institute, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung, 20.3.2003)

  • the panel has been cropped at the top and bottom (loss of some of the composition).

Varnish:

  • the painting has a glossy resin varnish, which was probably applied repeatedly with a brush. The strong fluorescence of this layer only restricted the identification of retouches under UV light to a few relatively new ones, for the most part along the joins.

[Cat. Coburg 2018, 58]

Date2003

'The motif of the dragon, which is significant element in the representation was lost when the painting was cropped to almost half its original height.'

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

"The original support has not been preserved. The ground and paint layers were transferred to a fibre board veneered with oak and cradled.'

[Weschenfelder, Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2003, 71]

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