Ill-matched couple

Ill-matched couple

Title

Ill-matched couple

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 68]

Painting on fir

Medium

Painting on fir

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 68]

The old man puts his arm around a young woman's waist and presents a gold chain to her in his other hand. The lewd expression in his eyes and the distorted smile revealing his damaged teeth leave us with no doubt about his intentions. However the young woman clearly has

The old man puts his arm around a young woman's waist and presents a gold chain to her in his other hand. The lewd expression in his eyes and the distorted smile revealing his damaged teeth leave us with no doubt about his intentions. However the young woman clearly has the edge. She strokes his beard and offers the hint of a smile. Her pretty dress with its laced bodice and puffed sleeves, her loose hair and childlike expression are all calculated to make the old man submissive.

[Löcher, in Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 68]

Attributions
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder
Circle of Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder

[cda 2015]

Circle of Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 68]

Production dates
1550 - 1599
about 1532 (?)

Production dates

1550 - 1599

'2nd half of the 16th century' [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 68]

about 1532 (?)

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 180]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 34 x 24 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 34 x 24 cm

  • [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 68]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Sammlung Würth
Repository
Sammlung Würth
Location
Schwäbisch Hall
CDA ID
DE_SWK_6546
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SWK_6546/

Provenance

  • acquired after 1830 by Baron Pfaffenhofen from the art dealer Laubheimer, Karlsruhe. Transferred in 1840 to the property of the prince (according to Feurstein 1934).
    [Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 180]
  • acquired by the Würth collection in 2003
    [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 6]

Exhibitions

  • Schwäbisch Hall 2004, No. 7

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009 68 7 p. 69
EditorC. Sylvia Weber
TitleAlte Meister in der Sammlung Würth. Der ehemals Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Bilderschatz
Place of PublicationSchwäbisch Hall
Issue2nd revised edition
Year of Publication2009
Klein 1994 A 194, 195
AuthorPeter Klein
TitleLucas Cranach und seine Werkstatt. Holzarten und dendrochronologische Analyse
Publicationin Claus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff, eds.,Lucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken, Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Pages194-200
Klein 1994 B 210
AuthorPeter Klein
TitleHolzartenbestimmung und dendrochronologische Analyse an Gemäldetafeln von Lucas Cranach d.Ä. und seiner Werkstatt
PublicationAllmuth Schuttwolf, ed., Gotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Gotha
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Pages210-219
Cat. Donaueschingen 1990 180 40 p. 181
AuthorClaus Grimm, Bernd Konrad
TitleDie Fürstenberg Sammlungen Donaueschingen. Altdeutsche und schweizerische Malerei des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1990
Cat. Donaueschingen 1934 17
EditorHeinrich Feuerstein
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDonaueschingen
Issue4th edition
Year of Publication1934
Link https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/feurstein1934/0001/image,info
Cat. Donaueschingen 1921 17
AuthorHeinrich Feurstein
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDonaueschingen
Issue3rd edition
Year of Publication1921
Cat. Donaueschingen 1909 43
AuthorGeorg Tumbült
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationStuttgart
Issue2nd edition
Year of Publication1909
Cat. Donaueschingen 1870 48
AuthorAlfred Woltmann
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichniss der Gemälde
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe
Year of Publication1870
Link https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101067654341&view=1up&seq=3
  • Ill-matched couple, 1550 - 1599

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Technical studies

06. 2015Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2016]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1990Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography

Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not visible

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 180]

03. 1988Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species: Abies alba (Fir), 'for Cranach and his workshop rare, but possible' (Peter Klein, Report, March 1988)

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 180]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

Condition Reports

Date1990

  • extensive retouching

  • filled vertical split through the right side of the old man's face

  • the reverse has been smoothed, no paint application

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 180]

Conservation History

Date1918

Conservation treatment by Gerhardt.

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 180]

Date1838

Conservation treatment by Mattenheimer.

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 180]

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