Portrait of the Lady of Schleinitz (?)

Portrait of the Lady of Schleinitz (?)


Portrait of the Lady of Schleinitz (?)

[CDA 2011]

Painting on beech wood


Painting on beech wood

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]

The sitter is shown in three-quarter profile, facing left against a black background. She is wearing a green red with slit sleeves and decorative red velvet appliqué,as well as a neck chain and a hairnet with pearls.

[Görres, cda 2016]

Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop
Lucas Cranach the Elder


Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop

[CDA 2011]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]

Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Parthey 1863, Bd. I, 707, Nos. 77, 78][1]
[1][Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]

Production date

Production date


[pendant dated]

Dimensions of support: 58.3 x 39.7 cm (in frame)


  • Dimensions of support: 58.3 x 39.7 cm (in frame)

  • [Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]

Schlossmuseum Sondershausen
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
FR (1978) Nr.
Persistent Link


  • in the possession of the Duke of Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen, formerly in the collection of the Neuer Palais zu Arnstadt [Inventar 1786, Nos. 19, 20]
  • since about 1880 in the castle of Sonderhausen [Verzeichnis der in Fürstlichen Schlössern befindlichen Gemälde, aufgestellt von Hofrat O. Vater, Rudolstadt 1898, Bd. II, XVI, Nos. 107, 108]
  • entered the collection in Weimar during the Second World War

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]


Weimar 1972, No. 27, Fig. p. 55


Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Heydenreich 1998 A 198 Fig. 21.20
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleHerstellung, Grundierung und Rahmung der Holzbildträger in den Werkstätten Lucas Cranachs d.Ä.
Publicationin Ingo Sandner, Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach and Fachhochschule Köln, eds., Unsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Cat. Weimar 1992 35-36 No. 10b Fig. p. 36
AuthorHelga Hoffmann
EditorKunstsammlungen zu Weimar
TitleKunstsammlungen zu Weimar. Die deutschen Gemälde des XVI. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationFulda
Year of Publication1992
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 105 No. 177 Fig. 177
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Ullmann 1974 Plate 15 (a)
AuthorErnst Ullmann
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere. Maler und Werk
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Schade 1973 B 28
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Seine Werke in den Sammlungen der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik
JournalNeue Museumskunde
Issue16 (1973)
Year of Publication1973
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B No. 27 Figs. p. 55
EditorSchlossmuseum Weimar
TitleLucas Cranach 1472-1553. Ein großer Maler in bewegter Zeit
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1972
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 29
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Rudloff-Hille 1953 B 25 Fig. 17(b)
AuthorGertrude Rudloff-Hille
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. Eine Einführung in sein Leben und sein Werk.
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1953
Scheidig 1947 105 f. Figs.
AuthorWalther Scheidig
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ältere, Bildnisse eines Ehepaares von 1526
JournalZeitschrift für Kunstwissenschaft
Year of Publication1947
Parthey 1863-1864 707 (Bd. 1) Nos. 77, 78
AuthorGustav Parthey
TitleDeutscher Bildersaal. Verzeichnis der in Deutschland vorhandenen Oelbilder verstorbener Maler aller Schulen
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1864
  • Portrait of the Lady of Schleinitz (?), 1526


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Technical studies

06.10.2014Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
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Equipment: ERESCO 42 MF 4 from the company GE.

Scanner: CRxFlex.

Parameters: 60 KV, 6mA, 20 seconds

Distance from object: 3m

[HfBK Dresden, Prof. I. Mohrmann, K. Risse, 06.10.2014]

  • created by I. Mohrmann
  • created by HfBK Dresden
  • created by K. Risse

04. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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- fluid dark medium, brush


- presumably thin traced lines; freehand underdrawing, searching (nose corrected)


- binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe essential features within forms, no representation of volume


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



- not possible


- possibly transferred from a preparatory drawing

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1988 - 1992Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography


- two planks vertically aligned

- joins reinforced with hemp fibre

[Comment, cda 2011: probably not hemp]


Underdrawing visible in some parts of the face. There is a small cross on the neckband and a picture of a child with an illegible inscription, there is a wolf (?) as a pendant on the chain; the stone set in the ring on the index finger shows a heraldic lily

Infrared photograph: J. Fritz, IfD Berlin 1972

Paint Layers and Gilding

- the original edges of the painted surface have been preserved


- original

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]

1972Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography
  • photographed by Institut für Denkmalpflege, Berlin
  • photographed by J. Fritz

Condition Reports


  • large areas are overcleaned in the face

  • numerous retouches in the area of the collar on the right

  • large areas of the dress, particularly on the right sleeve and the skirt are overpainted

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]

Conservation History


  • among other measures: new varnish

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 35]

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