Margrave Georg Friedrich of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth

Margrave Georg Friedrich of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth

Title

Margrave Georg Friedrich of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth

[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4]

Painting on limewood (Tilia sp.)

Medium

Painting on limewood (Tilia sp.)

[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4]

The painting depicts Margrave Georg Friedrich as an almost frontal, half-length figure against a light background. He looks at the viewer. He presents himself in contemporary Spanish fashion wearing a short coat with a stiff collar and a tall black hat. A long linked chain is looped numerous times around

The painting depicts Margrave Georg Friedrich as an almost frontal, half-length figure against a light background. He looks at the viewer. He presents himself in contemporary Spanish fashion wearing a short coat with a stiff collar and a tall black hat. A long linked chain is looped numerous times around his neck and he wears a baldric.

[see Elke A. Werner, Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Younger

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4] [Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937, no. 142]

Production date
about 1564

Production date

about 1564

[Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 99.4 x 73.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 99.4 x 73.5 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4]

Signature / Dating
None (see Interpretation / Discussion)

Signature / Dating

  • None (see Interpretation / Discussion)

Owner
Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Repository
Grunewald hunting lodge
Location
Grunewald
CDA ID
DE_SPSG_GKI1121
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SPSG_GKI1121/

Provenance

  • probably commissioned by Margrave Georg Friedrich of Brandenburg, the son of Georg, for an ancestral portrait gallery in Plassenburg
  • the portrait came 1811 from Ansbach castle to Berlin
    [Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, no. 142
Berlin 2009/10, Cat.-No. II.4

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009 A 180-181 No. II.4 Fig. II.4
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 88, 90 Fig. 1
AuthorMechthild Most, Anja Wolf, Peter Klein, Undine Köhler, Jens Bartoll, 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
Schuhmann 1980 101-119
AuthorGünther Schuhmann
TitleDie Markgrafen von Brandenburg-Ansbach. Eine Bilddokumentation zur Geschichte der Hohenzollern in Franken
Place of PublicationAnsbach
Year of Publication1980
Eckardt 1975 27
AuthorGötz Eckardt
TitleDie Gemälde in der Bildergalerie von Sanssouci.
Place of PublicationPotsdam
Year of Publication1975
Schade 1974 102
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Börsch-Supan 1964 53
AuthorHelmut Börsch-Supan
TitleDie Gemälde im Jagdschloss Grunewald
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1964
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 52 142 Pl. 115
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937

Research History / Discussion

‚There was a Cranach insignia and the date 1564 on an area of early overpaint in the background, which was removed during restoration after 1930. It may be assumed that the designation was transcribed on the overpaint in accordance with the original signature and that both the authorship and the date are correct. […]

The composition is typical of late portraits of rulers by Lucas Cranach the Younger. Evident is the broad triangle, which evolved out of a critical analysis of Titian’s portraits and conveys peace and stability, and the simplicity of the costume, which befits the attire of the protestant sovereign.’

[Elke A. Werner, Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009, 180-181, II.4]

  • Margrave Georg Friedrich of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth, about 1564

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