Portrait of Johannes Carion

Portrait of Johannes Carion

Title

Portrait of Johannes Carion

[CDA 2010]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

A three-quarter length portrait of the astrologist Johannes Carion (1499-1537/38) against a brown background. The sitter faces to the right and wears a greyish brown overcoat with black and orange sleeves and a fur collar. At the top left of the painting is a four line Latin inscription and on

A three-quarter length portrait of the astrologist Johannes Carion (1499-1537/38) against a brown background. The sitter faces to the right and wears a greyish brown overcoat with black and orange sleeves and a fur collar. At the top left of the painting is a four line Latin inscription and on the left above the sitter's shoulder is a coat-of-arms.

[Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Unsinn 2010]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Production date
about 1530

Production date

about 1530

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010] [Grimm 1998, 81]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 52 x 37.3 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 52 x 37.3 cm

  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Inscription: - top left: 'SI QVIB. EST LECTIS MEA COGNITA FAMA LIBELLIS QVOS MEA SOLERTI CVRA LABORE DEDIT …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • Inscription: - top left:
  • 'SI QVIB. EST LECTIS MEA COGNITA FAMA LIBELLIS
  • QVOS MEA SOLERTI CVRA LABORE DEDIT
  • ILLE EGO SV CARION; COELI QVI SYDERA TRACTO
  • CLARVS ET ASTOR V NOMEN AB ARTE FERO'
Owner
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Repository
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Location
Berlin
CDA ID
DE_SBB_smbGG
FR (1978) Nr.
FR177C
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SBB_smbGG/

Provenance

'It is presumed that the Carion portrait came from the former family and private library and then entered the 'Churfürstliche Bibliothek zu Cölln an der Spree', which was founded by the Archduke Friedrich Wilhelm in 1661. It was hung in the oldest part of the library, in the so-called 'Apothekenflügel' of the Royal castle with portraits of Hus, Luther, Melanchthon and other famous figures of the Reformation. It later became the property of the 'Königlichen Bibliothek' (1701), the 'Preußischen Staatsbibliothek' (1918) and finally the 'Deutschen Staatsbibliothek'.

Text by Irene Geismeier c. 1989
[Gemäldegalerie, Berlin]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, No. 84, Plate 77
Weimar 1972, No. 39, Plate 91
Basel 1974, No. 168, Plate 130

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Müller 2010 66
AuthorMatthias Müller
Title"Menschen so zu malen, daß sie erkannt werden und zu leben scheinen" Naturnachahmung als Problem in Lucas Cranachs höfischer Porträtmalerei
Publicationin Matthias Müller, ed., Apelles am Fürstenhof. Facetten der Hofkunst um 1500 im Alten Reich Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2010
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2010
Pages57-73
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009 A 168, 169 Fig. I.16
EditorStiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
TitleCranach und die Kunst der Renaissance unter den Hohenzollern. Kirche, Hof und Stadtkultur
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2009
Prietz 2007
AuthorFrank Prietz
TitleGeschichte und Reformation. Die deutsche Chronica des Johannes Carion als Erziehungsbuch und Fürstenspiegel
Place of PublicationTübingen
Year of Publication2007
Grimm 1998 80-81
AuthorClaus Grimm
TitleDie Anteile von Meister und Werkstatt. Zum Fall Lucas Cranach d.Ä.
Publicationin Ingo Sandner, Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach and Fachhochschule Köln, eds., Unsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages67-82
Cat. Berlin 1996 35 Fig. 77
AuthorRainald Grosshans, Henning Bock
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin. Gesamtverzeichnis
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1996
Fricke-Hilgers 1989/1990
AuthorAlmut Fricke-Hilgers
Title...das der historiographus auch sei ein erfarner der gschicht des himels.: die Sintflutprognose des Johannes Carion für 1524 mit einer Vorhersage für das Jahr 1789
JournalPirckheimer-Jahrbuch
Issue5
Year of Publication1990
Cat. Berlin 1989 23
AuthorRainer Michaelis
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleDeutsche Gemälde 14. bis 18. Jahrhundert
Volume3
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1989
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 105 No. 177C
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 263-264, 266-268, 422 No. 168 Fig. 130
AuthorDieter Koepplin, Tilman Falk
TitleLukas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBasel, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1974
Link http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-104522
Schade 1974 54, 56, 378 (97) Fig. 135
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B No. 39 Plate 91
EditorSchlossmuseum Weimar
TitleLucas Cranach 1472-1553. Ein großer Maler in bewegter Zeit
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1972
Biehahn 1961 12, 13 No. 19
AuthorErich Biehahn
EditorDeutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin
TitleKunstwerke der Deutschen Staatsbibliothek
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1961
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 27
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 34 084 Pl. 77
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Holst 1930 31, 37
AuthorNiels von Holst
TitleDie deutsche Bildnismalerei zur Zeit des Manierismus
SeriesStudien zur deutschen Kunstgeschichte
Volume273
Place of PublicationStrasbourg
Year of Publication1930
Warburg 1919/1920 26
AuthorAby Moritz Warburg
TitleHeidnisch-antike Weissagung in Wort und Bild zu Luthers Zeiten
SeriesSitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-historische Klasse
Place of Publication[Heidelberg]
Year of Publication1919
Tschirch 1906 54-62
AuthorOtto Tschirch
TitleJohannes Carion - Kurbrandenburgischer Hofastrolog
JournalJahresbericht des Historischen Vereins zu Brandenburg a.d.H.
Place of PublicationBrandenburg
Issue36-37
Year of Publication1906
Schuchardt 1851 C 32 55
AuthorChristian Schuchardt
TitleLucas Cranach des Aeltern Leben und Werke. Zweiter Theil
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1851
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schuchardt1851bd2
Oelrichs 1752 15
AuthorJohann Carl Conrad Oelrichs
TitleEntwurf einer Geschichte der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1752
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- the drawing material cannot be readily identified

Type/Ductus:

- delicated, fine, traced lines

Function:

- binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours; no representation of volume

Deviations:

- no alterations made during the painting process

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

Comments:

- possibly transferred from a preparatory drawing or a pre-existing design

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

Support

- copper beech

Underdrawing

- relatively few traces of an underdrawing are visible

  • written by Christine Unsinn

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