Venus with Cupid stealing honey

Venus with Cupid stealing honey

Title

Venus with Cupid stealing honey

[Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015, Fig. 130]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015, Fig. 129]

The Goddess of Love and beauty is shown standing in front of a backdrop of bushes that opens out to the right to reveal a mountainous landscape. She conceals herself with a transparent veil, which she holds in both hands. In addition she is wearing a band around her neck

The Goddess of Love and beauty is shown standing in front of a backdrop of bushes that opens out to the right to reveal a mountainous landscape. She conceals herself with a transparent veil, which she holds in both hands. In addition she is wearing a band around her neck and her hair is pinned up beneath a bonnet over which she wears a beret.

Cupid stands to her left and looks up at her seeking help. Bees still buzz around his head and he holds the honeycomb in his hands.

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015, Fig. 129]
[Klassik Stiftung online database, accessed 23.06.2021]

Production date
1530

Production date

1530

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 50 x 35 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 50 x 35 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015, Fig. 129]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia bottom right: serpent with elevated wings, facing left, and dated '1530'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia bottom right: serpent with elevated wings, facing left, and dated '1530'

  • [cda 2018]

Inscriptions and Labels
Top left: 'DVM PVER ALVEOLO FVRATVR MELLA CVPIDO FVRANTI DIGITVM CVSPIDE FIXIT APIS SIC ETIAM NOBIS BREVIS ET PERITVRA VOLVTPTAS QVAM PETIMVS TRISTI MIXTA …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • Top left: 'DVM PVER ALVEOLO FVRATVR MELLA CVPIDO
  • FVRANTI DIGITVM CVSPIDE FIXIT APIS
  • SIC ETIAM NOBIS BREVIS ET PERITVRA VOLVTPTAS
  • QVAM PETIMVS TRISTI MIXTA DOLORE NOCET'
  • [cda 2018]
Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
DE_KSW-Lost_G13
FR (1978) Nr.
FR246C
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSW-Lost_G13/

Provenance

  • art collection, Weimar, Inv.-No. G13
  • evacuated to storage in Schwarzenburg castle
  • probably taken by American soldiers from there
  • 1953 donated by Louis Mayer Rabinowitz to Yale University
  • auctioned in Sotheby's London, 24. June 1970, Lot 35
  • 1972 Swiss private collection
    [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 246C]
    [Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015, Fig. 129]

See also the entry in the Lost Art-database [Stiftung Deutsches Zentrum für Kulturgutverluste: Lost Art-ID 003370; accessed 23 June 2021] (http://www.lostart.de/DE/Verlust/3370).

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015 183, 187 129 Fig. 129
EditorWolfgang Holler, Karin Kolb
TitleCranach in Weimar, [Weimar, Schiller-Museum, 3 April - 14 June 2015]
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication2015
Koepplin 2003 C 160, 161 Fig. 96
AuthorDieter Koepplin
TitleEin Cranach-Prinzip
Publicationin Heinz Spielmann, Werner Schade, eds., Lucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne, Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Pages144-165
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 119 246C
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Bernhard, Rogner 1965 176, 196
AuthorMarianne Bernhard, Klaus P. Rogner
TitleVerlorene Werke der Malerei. In Deutschland in der Zeit von 1939 bis 1945 zerstörte und verschollene Gemälde
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1965
Seymour 1957 12
AuthorCharles Seymour
TitleLouis Mayer Rabinowitz
JournalBulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University
Issue23 (1957), 3
Year of Publication1957
Pages10-14
Cat. Weimar 1913 152
EditorWillibald Hermens
TitleKatalog des Groszherzoglichen Museums zu Weimar
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1913
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