The Martyrdom of St Catherine [Copy of the retabel of St Catherine, central panel]

The Martyrdom of St Catherine [Copy of the retabel of St Catherine, central panel]

Title

The Martyrdom of St Catherine [Copy of the retabel of St Catherine, central panel]

[cda 2015]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16570; accessed 7 April 2015]

St Catharine kneels at the centre of a group of figures in the foreground in front of a landscape with a river and houses. Flashes of lightning falling from the sky have destroyed the intended instrument of martyrdom. The executioner stands behind her and pulls his sword to decapitate her.

St Catharine kneels at the centre of a group of figures in the foreground in front of a landscape with a river and houses. Flashes of lightning falling from the sky have destroyed the intended instrument of martyrdom. The executioner stands behind her and pulls his sword to decapitate her. He is accompanied by further figures some of them on horseback. Among them are thought to be various historical figures such as Friedrich the Wise and others from the circle of the Wittenberg university. Around the saint there is chaotic confusion of numerous heads, representing the 4000 heathen who according to the legend were killed after the wheel was destroyed.

[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16573; accessed 7 April 2015]

Attribution
Daniel Fritsch (Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder)

Attribution

Daniel Fritsch (Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder)

[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16570; accessed 7 April 2015][Schölzel 2005, 182]

Production date
1586

Production date

1586

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 125 x 138 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 125 x 138 cm

  • [Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=16570; accessed 7 April 2015]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia bottom right: monogram 'D.F.' and date '1586'.

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia bottom right: monogram 'D.F.' and date '1586'.

  • [cda 2015]

Inscriptions and Labels
At the bottom left: 'LC 1506'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • At the bottom left:
  • 'LC 1506'
  • [cda 2015]
Owner
Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz
Repository
Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz, Gotisches Haus (The Gothic House)
Location
Wörlitz
CDA ID
DE_KsDW_I-189
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_KsDW_I-189/

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz 2015 130-131
EditorKulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz
EditingWolfgang Savelsberg
TitleCranach im Gotischen Haus in Wörlitz, [Wörlitz, Gotisches Haus, 15 May - 4 Oct. 2015]
SeriesKataloge und Schriften der Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz
Volume35
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Kolb 2015 B 185
AuthorKarin Kolb
TitleCarl Heinrich von Heineken und die Cranach-Rezeption im 18. Jahrhundert
Publicationin Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz, ed., Cranach im Gotischen Haus in Wörlitz, Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Pages179-193
Melzer 2015 B 156-157
AuthorReinhard Melzer
TitleDer Cranach-Bestand des Gotischen Hauses
Publicationin Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz, ed., Cranach im Gotischen Haus in Wörlitz, Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Pages149-162
Rebmann 2015 224-225 7
AuthorRuben Rebmann
TitleDas Geistliche Cabinet im Dessauer Residenzschloss (1665-1750). Eine Cranach-Sammlung der Vorgänger des Fürsten Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt Dessau
Publicationin Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz, ed., Cranach im Gotischen Haus in Wörlitz, Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Pages217-228
Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005 380, 381, 385 under No. 29 Fig. 173
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
Kolb 2005 A 144
AuthorKarin Kolb
TitleCranach - Die Gemälde in Dresden und ihre Geschichte
Publicationin Harald Marx, Ingrid Mössinger, Karin Kolb, eds., Cranach. Gemälde aus Dresden, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2005
Pages112-173
Melzer 2005 49-51, 54 Pl. 16
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
Schölzel 2005 182
AuthorChristoph Schölzel
TitleZeichnungen unter der Farbschicht. Zu den Unterzeichnungen von Cranachs Gemälden in der Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister und in der Rüstkammer Dresden
Publicationin Harald Marx, Ingrid Mössinger, Karin Kolb, eds., Cranach. Gemälde aus Dresden, Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2005
Pages182-197
Hartmann 1913
AuthorAdolph Hartmann
TitleDer Wörlitzer Park und seine Kunstschätze
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1913
Rode 1818 2-5
AuthorAugust Rode
TitleDas Gothische Haus zu Wörlitz, nebst anderen Ergänzungen der Beschreibung des Herzoglichen Landhauses und Gartens zu Wörlitz
Place of PublicationDessau
Year of Publication1818
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