Christ as the Man of Sorrows

Christ as the Man of Sorrows

Title

Christ as the Man of Sorrows

[CDA 2011]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

Christ as the Man of Sorrows is depicted in front of a curtain held by two angels. Fragment of a painting, which was originally larger.

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015, 56] [Sandner et al. 2015, 129, 130] [Melzer 2005, 57] [Heydenreich 1998 A, 190][Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

Production dates
about 1515
after 1537

Production dates

about 1515

[Sandner et al. 2015, 129, 130][Heydenreich 1998 A, 190][Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20] first proposed by [Scheidig 1953]

after 1537

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932, 86]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 56.2 x 52.2 x 1.5-1.8 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 56.2 x 52.2 x 1.5-1.8 cm

  • [Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Repository
Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Museums
Location
Weimar
CDA ID
DE_KSW_G818
FR (1978) Nr.
FR381E
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KSW_G818/

Provenance

  • acquired on the Frankfurt art market in 1928

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

Exhibitions

Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, No. 9
Weimar 1972, No. 11, Fig. p. 42

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 2015 56 31 Fig. 31
EditorWolfgang Holler, Karin Kolb
TitleCranach in Weimar, [Weimar, Schiller-Museum, 3 April - 14 June 2015]
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication2015
Sandner, Heydenreich, Smith-Contini 2015 129, 130 Fig. 1
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich, Ingo Sandner, Helen Smith-Contini
TitleVeränderungen beim Unterzeichnen in Cranachs Werkstatt und die Arbeitsweise von Sohn Lucas
Publicationin Elke A. Werner, Anne Eusterschulte, Gunnar Heydenreich, eds., Lucas Cranach der Jüngere und die Reformation der Bilder
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/5215/6337/7366/Heydenreich_Sandner_Smith-Contini_2015_-_Unterzeichnung.pdf
Pages128-141
Melzer 2005 57
AuthorReinhard Melzer
TitleCranach in Wörlitz. Das Gotische Haus als frühe Sammlungsstätte altdeutscher Malerei
Publicationin Harald Marx, Ingrid Mössinger, Karin Kolb, ed., Cranach. Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2005
Pages44-58
Heydenreich 1998 A 190, 191 Fig. 21.8
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
Pages181-200
Cat. Weimar 1992 20-22 No. 5
AuthorHelga Hoffmann
EditorKunstsammlungen zu Weimar
TitleKunstsammlungen zu Weimar. Die deutschen Gemälde des XVI. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationFulda
Year of Publication1992
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 147 No. 381E
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Schade 1974 Plate 87, p. 68
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Schade 1973 B 23 Figs. 4, 5
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Seine Werke in den Sammlungen der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik
JournalNeue Museumskunde
Issue16 (1973)
Year of Publication1973
Pages20-30
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B No. 11 Fig. p. 42
EditorSchlossmuseum Weimar
TitleLucas Cranach 1472-1553. Ein großer Maler in bewegter Zeit
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1972
Gronau 1972 (Bd. 1) 45ff., 57ff., 142ff., (Bd. 2) 167ff.
AuthorHans-Joachim Gronau
TitleBeobachtungen an Gemälden Lucas Cranachs d.Ä. aus dem ersten Wittenberger Jahrzehnt unter Berücksichtigung von Infrarot-, Röntgen- und mikroskopischen Untersuchungen
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1972
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 9
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 307d
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
  • Christ as the Man of Sorrows, about 1515

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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: 70 KV, 6mA, 20 seconds

Distance from the object:3m

[Bericht, HfBK Dresden, 06.10.2014]

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

04. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid black pigmented medium; pointed brush

Type/Ductus:

- freehand underdrawing in two stages, beginning with very diluted medium

Function:

- binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the main features within forms; occasional representation of volume within the form

Deviations:

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

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Ingo Sandner
  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich

1988Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography

Support

- three boards vertically aligned

Underdrawing

- careful underdrawing, Pentimenti

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

Infrared photograph: J. Fritz , IfD Berlin 1972

1972Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography

Underdrawing

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

Condition Reports

Date1990

  • the panel has been trimmed at the sides, more considerably at the bottom and only slightly at the top

  • the edges are beveled on the reverse and there is a narrow rebate along the top

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

Conservation History

Date1934 - 1935

  • conservation of the panel

  • varnish removal

  • overpaint in the background and on the figure removed as well as two areas of overpaint on the curtain

  • retouching

[Hoffmann, Cat. Weimar 1992, 20]

  • conservation treatment by I. Meyn

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