Portrait of Dr. Gregor Brück

Portrait of Dr. Gregor Brück

Title

Portrait of Dr. Gregor Brück

[CDA 2011]

Painting on canvas

Medium

Painting on canvas

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

The electoral Chancellor Gregor Brück is shown in three-quarter profile, facing right against a light background, standing behind a balustrade with an inscription. He is wearing a fur-trimmed cloak and a fur-trimmed hat; in his left hand he holds a document.

[Herrschaft, cda 2015]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Younger

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]
[Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015, 35]

Production date
1557

Production date

1557

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 108 x 67 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 108 x 67 cm

  • [Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia in the right corner beneath the inscription: winged serpent with dropped wings, facing right and dated '1557'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia in the right corner beneath the inscription: winged serpent with dropped wings, facing right and dated '1557'

  • [CDA 2010]

Inscriptions and Labels
'GREGORII FACIEM PONTANI HAEC MONSTRAT IMAGO/ CONSILIO PRAESTANS QVI FVIT ATQVE.FIDE/ HVIVS ERAT NOSTRO FACVNDIA TEMPORE, QVANTA/ OLIM SEV PYLII …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • 'GREGORII FACIEM PONTANI HAEC MONSTRAT IMAGO/ CONSILIO PRAESTANS QVI FVIT ATQVE.FIDE/ HVIVS ERAT NOSTRO FACVNDIA TEMPORE, QVANTA/ OLIM SEV PYLII SIVE PERICLIS ERAT./ SED MELIOR CAVSA EST HAEC QVAM PONTANVS AGEBAT/ DE GNATO SOLITVS DICERE VERA DEI.
  • NAM QVIA BREDE [...] BAT SE LOTVM SANGVINE CHRISTI/JVSTIFICA VUMBRAS HABVIT; SED PECTORA REXIT/ IPSE SIBI VIVENS ASSIMILATA [...] / AETAS SVE LXXIII./ ANNO 1557'
Owner
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Repository
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Location
Weimar
CDA ID
DE_KSW_G207
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSW_G207/

Provenance

  • acquired in 1875

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

Exhibitions

Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, No. 57
Weimar 1972, No. 86, Fig. p. 166

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015 34, 35 12 Fig. 12
EditorWolfgang Holler, Karin Kolb
TitleCranach in Weimar, [Weimar, Schiller-Museum, 3 April - 14 June 2015]
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication2015
Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005 447 under No. 37 Fig. 196
EditorHarald Marx, Karin Kolb, Ingrid Mössinger
TitleCranach Anlässlich der Ausstellung Cranach vom 13. November 2005 bis 12. März 2006 in den Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. Eine Ausstellung in Kooperation mit der Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2005
Cat. Weimar 1992 80-82 No. 27
AuthorHelga Hoffmann
EditorKunstsammlungen zu Weimar
TitleKunstsammlungen zu Weimar. Die deutschen Gemälde des XVI. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationFulda
Year of Publication1992
Schade 1974 Plate 216
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B No. 86 Fig. p. 166
EditorSchlossmuseum Weimar
TitleLucas Cranach 1472-1553. Ein großer Maler in bewegter Zeit
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1972
Fabian 1964 278ff.
AuthorEkkehardt Fabian
TitleCranach-Bildnisse des Reformationskanzlers Dr. Gregor Brück
JournalTheologische Zeitschrift
IssueJg. 20
Year of Publication1964
Pages266-280
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 57
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
  • Portrait of Dr. Gregor Brück, 1557

Images

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Technical studies

06.10.2014Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph

Equipment: ERESCO 42 MF 4 from the company GE.

Scanner: CRxFlex.

Parameters: 50 KV, 8mA, 20 seconds

Distance from the object: 3m

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

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

04. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1988Technical Examination

  • detail

Support

- coarse canvas

Ground and Imprimatura

- no ground

Paint Layers and Gilding

- thin paint layers

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

1953Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
  • photographed by Institut für Denkmalpflege, Halle

Condition Reports

Date1988

Support:

  • strip lining attached during a past restoration, there is a broader strip along the bottom

  • numerous patches on the reverse

Painted surface:

  • overcleaned and abraded

  • retouching, particularly in the beret, in the face, on the hands, in the background at the top and along the bottom edge

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

Conservation History

Date1972

No information

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

  • conservation treatment by H. Müller

Date1951

No information

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

Date1921 - 1922

  • among other measures: revarnished (treatment carried out in Dresden)

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 80]

  • conservation treatment by Kraus

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