Portrait of Joachim II. of Brandenburg as Prince Elector

Portrait of Joachim II. of Brandenburg as Prince Elector

Title

Portrait of Joachim II. of Brandenburg as Prince Elector

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 143]

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

[Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Berlin - Brandenburg, revised 2011]

The portrait depicts Elector Joachim II as a prince in armor with a raised battle-axe. His head is turned to the right and he looks in this direction.

[see Elke A. Werner, Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 166-167, No. I.9]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach der Ältere

Attribution

Lucas Cranach der Ältere

[Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Berlin - Brandenburg, revised 2011]

Production date
about 1520

Production date

about 1520

[Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Berlin - Brandenburg, revised 2011]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 61.5 x 43.2 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 61.5 x 43.2 cm

  • [Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Berlin - Brandenburg, revised 2011]

Signature / Dating
none
Inscriptions and Labels
At the upper edge: 'JOACHIMVS DEI GRA/TIA MARCHIO BRAN/DENBVRGENSIS AETAT/IS/EIVS SEDECIMO ANNO/VERSO SALVTATIS 1520' (Joachim by God's grace Margrave of Brandenburg …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • At the upper edge: 'JOACHIMVS DEI GRA/TIA MARCHIO BRAN/DENBVRGENSIS AETAT/IS/EIVS SEDECIMO ANNO/VERSO SALVTATIS 1520'
  • (Joachim by God's grace Margrave of Brandenburg aged 16 in the year of salvation 1520)
  • [Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 166-167, No. I.9]
Owner
Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Repository
Grunewald hunting lodge
Location
Grunewald
CDA ID
DE_SPSG_GKI10809
FR (1978) Nr.
FR143
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SPSG_GKI10809/

Provenance

  • since the beginning of the 19th century in the possession of the Dukes of Anhalt
  • acquired about 1930
  • 1936, on loan to the Göring Collection [1]
  • 01.08.1945 - 15.12.1948 Restitution [2]
  • 1948 returned to Jagdschloss Grunewald

[1]Göring Collection, DHM database: http://www.dhm.de/datenbank/goering/dhm_goering.php?seite=5&fld_0=RMG00466
[2] http://www.dhm.de/datenbank/ccp/dhm_ccp.php?seite=6&fld_1=6147&fld_3=&auswahl=6&fld_4=&fld_4a=&fld_5=&fld_6=&fld_7=&fld_8=&fld_9=&fld_10=&suchen=Suchen

[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 166-167, No. I.9]

Exhibitions

Berlin 2009/10, Kat. Nr. I.9

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Buck 2015 143, Fn. 6
Author / EditorStephanie Buck
TitleAuf Papier. Zu Cranachs Bildnisstudien
Publicationin Elke E. Werner, Anne Eusterschulte, Gunnar Heydenreich, eds., Lucas Cranach der Jüngere und die Reformation der Bilder
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Pages142-153
Melzer 2015 B 152
Author / EditorReinhard 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
Borggrefe 2010 68, Fn. 34
Author / EditorHeiner Borggrefe
TitleLucas Cranach vs. Tiziano. Il ritratto nell'ambito della politica europea; Lucas Cranach vs. Titian. Portraiture and European Politics
Publicationin Anna Coliva, Bernhard Aikema, eds., Cranach l'altro rinascimento, a different Renaissance, Exhib. Cat. Rome
Place of PublicationMilan
Year of Publication2010
Pages62 - 73
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009 A 166-167 No. I.9 Fig. I.9
Author / 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
Most, Wolf et al. 2009 86-87 Fig. p. 86
Author / EditorMechthild Most, Anja Wolf, Jens Bartoll, Peter Klein, Undine Köhler, Eva Wenders de Calisse
TitleZur Maltechnik der beiden Cranach und ihrer Werkstatt. Ergebnisse der technologischen Untersuchung der Bildtafeln der Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten
Publicationin Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Evangelische Kirchengemeinde St. Petri-St. Marien, eds., Cranach und die Kunst der Renaissance unter den Hohenzollern, Exhib. Cat. Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2009
Pages86-97
Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005 56
Author / 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 56
Author / EditorReinhard 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
Börsch-Supan 1992 14-15
Author / EditorHelmut Börsch-Supan
TitleAus der Gemäldesammlung
Publicationin Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten, Berlin, ed., 450 Jahre Jagdschloss Grunewald: 1542-1992
Volume2
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1992
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 99 No. 143 Fig. 143
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg, G. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 687-688 No. 606
Author / EditorDieter 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 55 Fig. 113
Author / EditorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Börsch-Supan 1964 43 No. 44
Author / EditorHelmut Börsch-Supan
TitleDie Gemälde im Jagdschloss Grunewald
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1964
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 121
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
Seidel 1903
Author / EditorPaul Seidel
TitleEin Jugendbildnis des Kurfürsten Joachim II.
JournalHohenzollern-Jahrbuch
Issue7
Year of Publication1903
Link http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/artdok/2667/1/Seidel_Ein_Jugendbildnis_des_Kurfuersten_Joachim_II_1903.pdf
Pages296

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

‘Doubts about the authenticity of the inscription and the identity of the sitter were recently resolved by a technical examination, which revealed that the inscription was added shortly after completion of the painting, but not during the painting process. It can be assumed that the person responsible for the inscription knew who was depicted as the age stated is correct.’

[Elke A. Werner, Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 166-167, No. I.9]

‚In Cranach’s oeuvre this portrait and its pendant, depicting young boys in armor, are unique.’

[Elke A. Werner, Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 166-167, No. I.9]

Friedländer, Rosenberg doubt the authenticity of the inscription, which was added without any sensitivity for the composition and may not be by Cranach. However, despite this the date is correct for the creation of the painting.

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 99, No. 143]

  • Portrait of Joachim II. of Brandenburg as Prince Elector, about 1520

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Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner
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  • created by Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

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