Katharina of Bora, bust-length, facing left

Katharina of Bora, bust-length, facing left

Titles

Katharina of Bora, bust-length, facing left

[KKL 2022]

Portrait of Katharina, maiden name von Bora

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 42]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Hoffmann 1992, p. 42]

See German text version

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Hoffmann 1992, p. 42] [Ausst.-Kat. Weimar 2015, p. 86] [KKL 2022]

Production date
1528

Production date

1528

[pendant dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 37.7 x 25.7 x 0.5 - 0.7 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 37.7 x 25.7 x 0.5 - 0.7 cm

  • [Hoffmann 1992, S. 42]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Repository
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Location
Weimar
CDA ID
DE_KSW_G560
FR (1978) Nr.
FR312-313A
KKL-No
IV.M3b, Part of portait group IV
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSW_G560/

Provenance

  • Mathilde Arnemann, Kiel
  • Arnemann Family, Hamburg
  • 1908 acquired by the art dealer Franz Hancke, Breslau
    [Hoffmann 1992, p. 42]

Exhibitions

Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, no. 34
Weimar 1972, nos. 34, 35, Figs. p. 59
Berlin 1983, no. E 34.1 and 34.2 with Figs.
Schweinfurt 1985, 74 ff., under nos. 11, 12 with Figs.

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015 85, 86 52 Fig. 52
EditorWolfgang Holler, Karin Kolb
TitleCranach in Weimar, [Weimar, Schiller-Museum, 3 April - 14 June 2015]
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication2015
Cat. Weimar 1992 42-44 No. 13b Figs.
AuthorHelga Hoffmann
EditorKunstsammlungen zu Weimar
TitleKunstsammlungen zu Weimar. Die deutschen Gemälde des XVI. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationFulda
Year of Publication1992
Exhib. Cat. Schweinfurt 1985 74 ff. under Nos. 11, 12
AuthorIsolde Lübbeke, Bruno Bushart
TitleAltdeutsche Bilder der Sammlung Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt
Place of PublicationSchweinfurt
Year of Publication1985
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1983 Nos. E 34.1, 34.2 Figs.
EditorAltes Museum, Berlin
TitleKunst der Reformationzeit
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1983
Ullmann 1982 49 f. Fig. 14
EditorErnst Ullmann
TitleKunst und Reformation
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1982
Riemann 1980 115 ff. Figs. 7, 8
AuthorKonrad Riemann
TitleMaltechnische Untersuchungen an Gemälden von Lucas Cranach d.Ä.
Volume3
JournalBildende Kunst
Year of Publication1980
Pages115-118, 151-152
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 131 No. 312A
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 1972 Nos. 34, 35 Fig. p. 59
Authorn. a.
TitleLucas Cranach, Zeit, Leben, Werk. Dokumentationsausstellung des Cranach-Komitees der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik 1972[Wittenberg, Staatl. Lutherhalle, 9. September - 31. Dezember 1972]
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1972
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 34
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 251c
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
Cat. Weimar 1913 Nos. 145, 146
EditorWillibald Hermens
TitleKatalog des Groszherzoglichen Museums zu Weimar
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1913
Cat. Weimar 1910 Nos. 137, 138
Authorn. a.
TitleKatalog des Groszherzoglichen Museums zu Weimar
Place of PublicationWeimar
IssueSixth edition
Year of Publication1910
Gabelentz-Linsingen 1910 32, 88, Fn. 8 Plate 5
AuthorHans von der Gabelentz-Linsingen
TitleFührer durch das Großherzogliche Museum in Weimar
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1910
Flechsig 1900 A 260 ff.
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleCranachstudien
Volume1
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link page/n5/mode/2up
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Technical studies

06.10.2014Technical examination / Scientific analysis

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Equipment: ERESCO 42 MF 4 from the company GE.

Scanner: CRxFlex.

Parameters: 60 KV, 6mA, 20 seconds

Distance from the 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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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- dry medium, dark chalk

Type/Ductus:

- traced delicate, fine lines

Function:

- binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the essential facial features

Deviations:

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

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

Comments:

- transferred (traced) from a pre-existing design

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1988Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography

Support

- a single plank

- the edges are slightly beveled on the reverse

Underdrawing

- the underdrawing is partially visible in the face

Infrared photograph: IfD Berlin, J. Fritz 1972

Paint Layers and Gilding

- the original edges of the painted surface have been preserved on the left and the top and partially along the right side

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 42]

1972Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography

Underdrawing

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

Condition Reports

Date1990

  • the panel exhibits a slight warp

  • the panel has been trimmed slightly at the bottom

  • various damages along the edges of the panel

  • old woodworm damage

  • some small retouches in the white blouse and along the bottom edge

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 42]

Conservation History

Date1952 - 1953

No information

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 42]

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