Duke Johann Friedrich II of Saxony-Weimar

Duke Johann Friedrich II of Saxony-Weimar

Title

Duke Johann Friedrich II of Saxony-Weimar

[cda 2021]

Painting on paper

Medium

Painting on paper

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 136]

A portrait of the duke (1529-1595) as a half-length figure against a blue background. He wearing a black tunic that is visible beneath his fur-trimmed cloak, which is also black. In his left hand he is holding a pair of gloves and he has a hat on his head.

[cda 2021]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Younger

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Klassik Stiftung Weimar, revised 2011]
[Klassik Stiftung online database, accessed 23.06.2021]
[Cat. Weimar 1992, 136]

Production date
1561

Production date

1561

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 9.8 x 6.8 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 9.8 x 6.8 cm

  • [Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 136]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the left above the shoulder: serpent with dropped wings, facing right and dated '1561'; in shell-gold

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the left above the shoulder: serpent with dropped wings, facing right and dated '1561'; in shell-gold

  • [Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 136]

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the support: The fragmentary remains of a handwritten text attached later (blackish-brown ink, name in faded gold) records …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the support: The fragmentary remains of a handwritten text [on paper] attached later (blackish-brown ink, name in faded gold) records the birth and death dates of the Duke
  • [Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1990, 136]
Owner
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Repository
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Location
Weimar
CDA ID
DE_KSW_G255
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSW_G255/

Provenance

  • formerly in the Archduke's library (Großherzogliche Bibliothek: Verzeichnis ... XVIII a 9)
  • transferred to the museum before 1893
    [Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 136]

Exhibitions

Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, no. 58 a

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Weimar 1992 136-138 No. 54a
AuthorHelga Hoffmann
EditorKunstsammlungen zu Weimar
TitleKunstsammlungen zu Weimar. Die deutschen Gemälde des XVI. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationFulda
Year of Publication1992
Klein 1974 530
AuthorThomas Klein
TitleJohann Friedrich der II
Publicationin Historische Kommission bei der bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ed., Neue deutsche Biographie
VolumeBd. X, Hufeland-Kaffsack
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1974
Barthel 1958
AuthorArmin Barthel
TitleHerzog Friedrich der Mittlere und Ritter Wilhelm von Grumbach
JournalJahrbuch der Coburger Landesstiftung
Issue1958
Year of Publication1958
Pages93-158
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 58 a
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Zimmermann E. H. 1942 B 42 ? Fig. 12
AuthorErnst Heinrich Zimmermann
TitleBeiträge zur Ikonographie Cranachscher Bildnisse
JournalZeitschrift des deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft
Issue9
Year of Publication1942
Pages23-52
Devrient 1897 114 No. 62
AuthorErnst Devrient
TitleDie älteren Ernestiner
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1897
Lehfeldt 1894 406
AuthorPaul Lehfeldt
TitleBau- und Kunst-Denkmäler Thüringens
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationJena
Year of Publication1894
Parthey 1863-1864 702 (Bd. 1) No. 83
AuthorGustav Parthey
TitleDeutscher Bildersaal. Verzeichnis der in Deutschland vorhandenen Oelbilder verstorbener Maler aller Schulen
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1864
Schöll 1847 167
AuthorA. Schöll
TitleWeimars Merkwürdigkeiten einst und jetzt
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1847
Heller 1844 303
AuthorJoseph Heller
TitleDas Leben und die Werke Lucas Cranach's
Place of PublicationBamberg
Year of Publication1844
Heller 1821 241
AuthorJoseph Heller
TitleVersuch über das Leben und die Werke Lucas Cranachs
Place of PublicationBamberg
Year of Publication1821
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/heller1821
Meyer 1817 332
AuthorH. Meyer
TitleGemälde von Lukas Kranach dem ältern und jüngern in Weimar
Publicationin Christian August Vulpius, ed., Die Vorzeit oder Geschichte, Dichtung, Kunst und Literatur des Vor- und Mittel-Alters
Volume1
Place of PublicationErfurt
Year of Publication1817
Meyer 1813 4
AuthorHeinrich Meyer
TitleÜber die Altar-Gemälde von Lucas Cranach in der Stadt-Kirche zu Weimar
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1813
  • Duke Johann Friedrich II of Saxony-Weimar, 1561

Images

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Technical studies

1988Technical Examination

Paint Layers and Gilding

- buttons, decorative elements on the coat and the hat, jewellery, seams of the gloves and the signature executed in shell-gold

Framing

- original

- gilded, the recesses are indicated with stripes: on the left and at the bottom with light yellowish grey highlights and on the right and the top with black shadows

- the gilding is abraded

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 136]

Condition Reports

Date1988

  • large retouching in the bottom right corner

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 136]

Conservation History

Date1911

No information

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1990, 136]

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