Retabel in the Church of St Nikolai, Jüterbog [central panel]: Lamentation of Christ

Retabel in the Church of St Nikolai, Jüterbog [central panel]: Lamentation of Christ

Titles

Retabel in the Church of St Nikolai, Jüterbog [central panel]: Lamentation of Christ

[cda 2013]

Altarpiece in the Church of St Nikolai, Jüterbog

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup18B]

Painting on lime wood

Medium

Painting on lime wood

[cda 2013]

Christ's corpse lies in the foreground, held half upright from behind by John. Magdalene kneels to the right and places her left hand on Christ's lips, the Virgin kneels to her left. Behind them are three other women together with Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathia. In the background is a

Christ's corpse lies in the foreground, held half upright from behind by John. Magdalene kneels to the right and places her left hand on Christ's lips, the Virgin kneels to her left. Behind them are three other women together with Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathia. In the background is a mountainous landscape, at the top right is a castle.

[Flechsig 1900 B, 15]

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[cda 2013][Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998, 239, No. 23.6e]

Anonymous Master from the Cranach Workshop

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup18B]

Hans Cranach

[Flechsig 1900 B, 15]

Production dates
about 1515 - 1520
about 1518

Production dates

about 1515 - 1520

[cda 2013]

about 1518

[Flechsig 1900 A, 97]

Dimensions
Dimensions of painted surface: 147.2 x 98.7 cm (clear dimension)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of painted surface: 147.2 x 98.7 cm (clear dimension)

  • Dimensions including frame: 163.5 x 114.7 cm

  • [cda 2013]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Ev. St. Nikolaigemeinde Jüterbog
Repository
Ev. St. Nikolaigemeinde Jüterbog
Location
Jüterbog
CDA ID
DE_NJ_NONE-NJ001a
FR (1978) Nr.
FRSup018B
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_NJ_NONE-NJ001a/

Provenance

  • was probably created for a now lost altar in the Nikolaikirche in Jüterbog
    [cda 2013]

Exhibitions

  • Dresden 1899, No. 108

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Heydenreich 2017 A 75
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleCranach? Fragen der Zuschreibung im Lichte kunsttechnologischer Untersuchungen
Publicationin Gunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer, eds., Lucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Pages72-81
Sandner, Heydenreich, Smith-Contini 2015 131, Fn. 12
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich, Ingo Sandner, Helen Smith-Contini
TitleVeränderungen beim Unterzeichnen in Cranachs Werkstatt und die Arbeitsweise von Sohn Lucas
Publicationin Elke E. 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/4615/6232/3882/Goerres_2015_-_Fuersten_und_Buerger.pdf
Pages128-141
Buchinger, Cante 2000 79
AuthorMarie-Luise Buchinger, Marcus Cante
TitleDenkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland - Denkmale in Brandenburg. Band 17.1: Landkreis Teltow-Fläming. Teil 1: Stadt Jüterbog mit Kloster Zinna und Gemeinde Niedergörsdorf
Place of PublicationWorms
Year of Publication2000
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998 239 23.6e Fig. 23.6e
EditorWartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach, Fachhochschule , Ingo Sandner
TitleUnsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen. Ausstellungskatalog und Tagungsband Katalogteil 1; 2: Werkstatt und Schüler Cranachs; 3: Süddeutsche Meister; 4: Albrecht Dürer und sein Kreis; 5: Rheinische Meister
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages229-240
Erichsen 1994 A 156
AuthorJohannes Erichsen
TitleAltäre Lucas Cranachs und seiner Werkstatt vor der Reformation
Publicationin Claus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhof, eds., Lucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmen aus Franken, Exhibit. Cat. Kronach 1994
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26/94
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Regensburg
Year of Publication1994
Pages150-165
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 Sup18B
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Schade 1974 64
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Sturtevant 1935 140
AuthorErich Sturtevant
TitleChronik der Stadt Jüterbog
Place of PublicationJüterbog
Year of Publication1935
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 368B
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
Hamann 1903 45
AuthorA. Hamann
TitleJüterbog: ein Führer durch die Stadt Jüterbog und ihre nächste Umgebung
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1903
Flechsig 1900 A 97, 281
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleCranachstudien
Volume1
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link page/n5/mode/2up
Flechsig 1900 B 15 30, 31
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleTafelbilder Lucas Cranachs d. Ä. und seiner Werkstatt
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/flechsig1900tafeln
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1899 74 108
EditorKarl Woermann
TitleDeutsche Kunstausstellung Dresden 1899. Abteilung Cranach-Ausstellung. Wissenschaftliches Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Werke
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1899
Link http://resolver.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/SBB00002A2400000000
Bergau 1885 426
AuthorRudolf Bergau
TitleInventar der Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler in der Provinz Brandenburg
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1885
Quast 1856 189
AuthorFerdinand von Quast
TitleMannichfaltiges
JournalZeitschrift für Archäologie und Kunst
Issue1
Year of Publication1856
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/zcak1856
Pages181-192
Brandt 1830 104-105
AuthorJohann Carl Brandt
TitleGeschichte der Kreisstadt Jüterbogk und ihrer Umgebung von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten. Nach zuverlässigen Nachrichten entworfen und herausgegeben
Volume3
Place of PublicationTorgau
Year of Publication1830
Brandt 1821
AuthorJohann Carl Brandt
TitleDie St. Nikolaikirche in Jüterbog
Place of PublicationJüterbog
Year of Publication1821
  • Retabel in the Church of St Nikolai, Jüterbog [central panel]: Lamentation of Christ, about 1515 - 1520

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Technical studies

07. 2013Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid, black medium; brush

Type/Ductus:

- freehand underdrawing

- thin lines

- hatching-strokes

Function:

- only partially binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and indicate the essential features; representation of volume possibly with hatching-strokes

Deviations:

- alterations made during the painting process; changes (e. g. town in background not executed in paint; hands of the bearded man on the right)

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder

Comments:

- the initial design may have been executed employing a diluted medium

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich cda 2014]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

2013Technical Examination

Support

- the support consists of seven vertically aligned lime wood planks. These have the following widths: 11.5/15.5/12.5/15.5/15/14.5/14 cm (recto from left to right)

- tow was attached to both sides

[cda 2013]

  • examined by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • examined by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date1934 - 1936

about 1936 restoration carried out by Prof. Thol, Berlin [Letter to consistory from 21.01.1936], the same as the restoration cited by [Buchinger, Cante 2000, 79] carried out between 1934 and 1936

Date1898 - 1900

  • comprehensive restoration by the gallery restorer Nahler in Dresden [about 1899, comment cda]

[Flechsig 1900 B, 15]

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