Christ as the Man of Sorrows

Christ as the Man of Sorrows

Title

Christ as the Man of Sorrows

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 24]

Painting on beech wood (?)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (?)

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 24]

The painting depicts the Man of Sorrows as the seated pictorial type with the scourge and fasces lying diagonally in his lap. The bluish grey weals on the pink flesh are only superficially indicated, as is the case with the wounds that are suggested rather than drastically represented. Christ's head

The painting depicts the Man of Sorrows as the seated pictorial type with the scourge and fasces lying diagonally in his lap. The bluish grey weals on the pink flesh are only superficially indicated, as is the case with the wounds that are suggested rather than drastically represented. Christ's head was very carefully painted and he appears to seek eye contact with the viewer. The crown of thorns is painted in far more detail than the large fasces.

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 24]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 24]

Production date
after 1537

Production date

after 1537

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 24]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 51.2 x 34.8 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 51.2 x 34.8 cm

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Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia centre right: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left; in red paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia centre right: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left; in red paint

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Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: label from 1750: 'Dises wunderthättig schmerzhaffte Bildt zur imwehrenter Andacht: Unnd Verehrung, als auch beständigen Angedenckhen, des Johann Baptist Cauzler, des Rhats. …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: label from 1750:
  • 'Dises wunderthättig schmerzhaffte
  • Bildt zur im[mer?]wehrenter Andacht:
  • Unnd Verehrung, als auch beständigen
  • Angedenckhen, des Johann Baptist
  • Cauzler, des Rhats. Unnd Handls:
  • man in München, Maria Barbara
  • dessen Ehe-Consortin, hergeschenckht
  • worden, den 2 ten x ber Ao 1750'
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Owner
Martin von Wagner Museum der Universität Würzburg
Repository
Martin von Wagner Museum der Universität Würzburg
Location
Würzburg
CDA ID
DE_MWMW_F508
FR (1978) Nr.
FR381D
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_MWMW_F508/

Provenance

Probably part of a collection acquired in Rome in 1860, which belonged to the artist Ludwig Brüls (1803-1882), a friend of Martin Wagner.

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 24]

Exhibitions

Nuremberg 1983, No. 471
Bremen 2009, No. 24

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009 24
EditorRainer Stamm
TitleLucas Cranach der Schnellste
Place of PublicationBremen
Year of Publication2009
Cat. Bremen 2003 68
AuthorRainer Stamm
TitleDie Gemäldesammlung des Roselius-Haus, Kunstsammlungen Boettcherstraße
Place of PublicationBremen
Year of Publication2003
Cat. Würzburg 1986 48 No. 79 Fig. p. 48
AuthorVolker Hoffmann, Konrad Koppe
TitleGemäldekatalog. Martin von Wagner Museum der Universität Würzburg
Place of PublicationWürzburg
Year of Publication1986
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983 354-355 471
EditorGerhard Bott
TitleMartin Luther und die Reformation in Deutschland. Ausstellung zum 500. Geburtstag Martin Luthers
Place of PublicationFrankfurt a. M.
Year of Publication1983
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 147 No. 381D
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Cat. Würzburg 1969 20
AuthorHeinrich Ragaller
TitleMartin-von-Wagner-Museum der Universität Würzburg, Neuere Abteilung. Verzeichnis der Gemälde und Skulpturen
Place of PublicationWürzburg
Year of Publication1969
Knapp 1913
AuthorFritz Knapp
TitleWürzburg und seine Sammlungen
JournalMünchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst
Issue8
Year of Publication1913
Pages97-142
  • Christ as the Man of Sorrows, after 1537

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DESCRIPTION

Tools/Material:

- dry drawing material, dark chalk, stylus; a fluid medium and brush may have been employed during a second stage of the design

Type/Ductus:

- economic, freehand underdrawing

- fine lines

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; lines define the main contours and describe essential details within forms as well as facial features; no representation of volume

Deviations:

- minor corrections were made to forms during the painting process; small changes (e.g. in the hands)

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Lucas Cranach the Elder or Younger

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2016]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

2009Technical Examination

Support

- wooden panel, two planks; vertical strip of hemp-tow attached to the reverse

- Verso: coarse marks of a plane or chisel; slight chamfer at the top and bottom

[Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 24]

Condition Reports

Date2009

  • the painted surface exhibits a fine network of cracks with a few retouches along the edges

  • on the reverse numerous woodworm exit holes, none of which are visible on the painted surface

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