Portrait of Princess Agnes of Anhalt, née of Barby

Portrait of Princess Agnes of Anhalt, née of Barby

Title

Portrait of Princess Agnes of Anhalt, née of Barby

[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=2970; accessed 25 March 2015]

Painting on canvas, lined

Medium

Painting on canvas, lined

[cda 2015]

A full-length portrait of Agnes of Barby (1540-1569) standing in front of an architectural arch. She is wearing a full-length dark brown dress with a rich embroidered hem. She has numerous gold chains around her neck and her hair is gathered together beneath a hairnet. She wears a gold embroidered

A full-length portrait of Agnes of Barby (1540-1569) standing in front of an architectural arch. She is wearing a full-length dark brown dress with a rich embroidered hem. She has numerous gold chains around her neck and her hair is gathered together beneath a hairnet. She wears a gold embroidered bonnet on her head. Agnes of Barby was the first wife of Prince Joachim Ernst of Anhalt (1536-1586).

[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=2970; accessed 24 March 2015]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Younger

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=2970; accessed 24 March 2015]

Production date
1563

Production date

1563

[Pendant dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 208.7 x 98.3 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 208.7 x 98.3 cm

  • [cda 2015]

Signature / Dating

Pendant dated

Signature / Dating

  • Pendant dated

  • [cda 2015]

Inscriptions and Labels
  • above the sitter:
    'V.G.G. AGNES F. ZV. ANHALT
    GEBOR. GR. ZV. BARBE.'
    [Görres, cda 2015]

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

    • above the sitter:
  • 'V.G.G. AGNES F. ZV. ANHALT

  • GEBOR. GR. ZV. BARBE.'

  • [Görres, cda 2015]

Owner
Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt
Repository
Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz, Gotisches Haus (The Gothic House)
Location
Wörlitz
CDA ID
DE_SA-KsDW_M05-2003
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SA-KsDW_M05-2003/

Provenance

  • stored in Dessau castle until the 2nd World War
    [Melzer 2005, 57, 58 Fn. 37]
  • on permanent loan from the Land Sachsen-Anhalt to the Gotisches Haus Wörlitz
    [Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz; http://museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt&oges=2970; accessed 24 March 2015]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Dülberg 2015 43-45 13
AuthorAngelica Dülberg
TitleDie Gestaltung des zweiten Eingangsraumes im Gotischen Haus mit Gemälden und Reliefs aus dem Dessauer Renaissanceschloss
Publicationin Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz, ed., Cranach im Gotischen Haus in Wörlitz, Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Pages37-46
Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz 2015 110-111
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
Melzer 2015 B 158, 159 21
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
Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005 467, 521 under No. 40 Fig. 207
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
Melzer 2005 57, 58 Fn. 37
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
Exhib. Cat. Munich 2004
AuthorWilfried Rogasch
TitleSchatzhäuser Deutschlands: Kunst in adligem Privatbesitz [Munich, Haus der Kunst]
Place of PublicationMunich, Berlin, London et al.
Year of Publication2004
Wiemers 2000 11-21 3 p. 13
AuthorMichael Wiemers
TitleDie Ehebildnisse des Fürsten Joachim Ernst von Anhalt und seiner Gemahlin Agnes von Barby von Lucas Cranach dem Jüngeren
Publicationin Ulf Dräger, Kristina Bake, eds., "Die Güter dieser Welt": Schätze der Lutherzeit aus den Sammlungen der Moritzburg Halle [Exhib. Cat. Halle]
Place of PublicationHalle
Year of Publication2000
Pages11-21
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Technical studies

03. 2015Technical examination / Scientific analysis

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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

- an underdrawing is not readily visible; possible dra drawing material (dark chalk) – visible in the hands

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2015]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

03. 2015Technical Examination

Support

- the canvas support has been lined and has a thread count of 17-18 vertical and 15-16 horizontal threads per square centimeter

- the black edges have in part been preserved

Ground and Imprimatura

- the canvas has a very thin ground application

  • examined by Gunnar Heydenreich

01. 2015Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • UV-light photography
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  • photographed by Heinz Fräßdorf

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