Mythological Scene (The Silver Age?)

Mythological Scene (The Silver Age?)

Title

Mythological Scene (The Silver Age?)

[cda 2017]

Painting on oak wood

Medium

Painting on oak wood

[Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 234, No. 135]

Holz

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 110, No. 200]

The painting shows a man grabbing a woman by the arm. They are evidently having an argument. Beside them is a compact group of children and women some cowering fearfully on the ground. The reduction of the number of figures and the idiosyncrasy of the composition lends the panel

The painting shows a man grabbing a woman by the arm. They are evidently having an argument. Beside them is a compact group of children and women some cowering fearfully on the ground. The reduction of the number of figures and the idiosyncrasy of the composition lends the panel a unique character. In the past this prompted a misinterpretation of the image as a depiction of Adam and Eve after Cain killed his brother. By transferring the conflict to the couple it also recalls motifs that are found on the panel in a private collection in Moscow as well as a silverpoint drawing in Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin.

[Carrasco, Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 234, No. 135]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 234, No. 135]
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 110, No. 200]

Production date
about 1530

Production date

about 1530

[Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 234, No. 135]
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 110, No. 200]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 49.8 x 42 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 49.8 x 42 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 234, No. 135]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
None

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • None
Owner
Westfälischer Kunstverein
Repository
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster
Location
Münster
CDA ID
DE_MKKM_114WKV
FR (1978) Nr.
FR200
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_MKKM_114WKV/

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Bystron 2019
AuthorJulia Bystron
TitleZur Ikonographie des Gemäldes "Mythologische Szene (Das Silberne Zeitalter?)" von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. [The iconography of the painting 'Mythological Scene (The Silver Age?)' by Lucas Cranach the Elder]
Place of PublicationMünster
Year of Publication2019
Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017 234 No. 135
EditorGunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Cranach. Meister - Marke - Moderne", Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 08. April 2017 - 30. Juli 2017]
Place of PublicationMünchen
Year of Publication2017
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 110 No. 200 Fig. 200
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
  • Mythological Scene (The Silver Age?), about 1530

Images

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Technical studies

11. 2017Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Material:

- dry, drawing material, dark chalk; possibly some minor corrections with a brush (e. g. in the kneeling figure in the foreground at the left)

Type/Ductus:

- freehand, rough and yet detailed underdrawing

- thin to somewhat broader lines

Function:

- only roughly binding for the final painted version; lines define the main contours and describe facial features, no representation of volume with hatching-strokes

Deviations:

- numerous corrections were made to forms during the painting process; small changes

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Lucas Cranach or workshop

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2018]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

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