Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam

Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam

Title

Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 78]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 78]

[The portrait] depicts Erasmus with a pointed nose, critical gaze and ironic expression on his thin lips. The dark, fur-lined gown has been pulled right up and he wears a hat on his head, [...].

[Löcher, in Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 78]

Attributions
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder

[cda 2015]

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 78]

Production dates
about 1600 or later
after 1537

Production dates

about 1600 or later

[cda 2015]

after 1537

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 78]

1537

[date probably not genuine, cda 2015]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 37.5 x 26.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 37.5 x 26.5 cm

  • [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 78]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia centre left: linked 'GP' between date '1537', (probably not genuine, cda 2015)

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia centre left: linked 'GP' between date '1537', (probably not genuine, cda 2015)

Inscriptions and Labels
On top edge: 'DR. ERASMVS ROTERODAMVS.'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • On top edge: 'DR. ERASMVS ROTERODAMVS.'
  • [cda 2015]
Owner
Sammlung Würth
Repository
Sammlung Würth
Location
Schwäbisch Hall
CDA ID
DE_SWK_6555
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SWK_6555/

Provenance

  • According to Feurstein 1934 it may have been acquired under Count Wilhelm of Fürstenberg (1491-1543). From the beginning it was united with a larger contribution of Luther and Melanchthon portraits to the series of replicas.
    [Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 192]
  • acquired by the Würth collection in 2003
    [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 6]

Exhibitions

Schwäbisch Hall 2004, no. 11

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009 78 11 p. 79
EditorC. Sylvia Weber
TitleAlte Meister in der Sammlung Würth. Der ehemals Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Bilderschatz
Place of PublicationSchwäbisch Hall
Issue2nd revised edition
Year of Publication2009
Cat. Donaueschingen 1990 192 47 p. 193
AuthorClaus Grimm, Bernd Konrad
TitleDie Fürstenberg Sammlungen Donaueschingen. Altdeutsche und schweizerische Malerei des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1990
Gmelin 1966 49-50
AuthorHans Georg Gmelin
TitleGeorg Pencz als Maler
JournalMünchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst
IssueXVII
Year of Publication1966
Pages48-126
Cat. Donaueschingen 1934 85-86
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 77-78
AuthorHeinrich Feurstein
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDonaueschingen
Issue3rd edition
Year of Publication1921
Cat. Donaueschingen 1909 49
AuthorGeorg Tumbült
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationStuttgart
Issue2nd edition
Year of Publication1909
Kurzwelly 1895 65
AuthorAlbrecht Kurzwelly
TitleForschungen zu Georg Pencz
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1895

Research History / Discussion

Gmelin 1966, 49-50 assumes that is a copy by Georg Pencz after a painting from the Cranach workshop.

[Görres, cda 2015]

  • Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, about 1600 or later

Images

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Technical studies

1990Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography

Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not visible.

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 192]

Condition Reports

Date1990

  • abraded and retouched

  • cracking on the left half

  • the thin paint application is the results from the copyist's economic use of paint

  • attached to a new panel and cradled

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 192]

Conservation History

Date1919

Cleaned by Gerhardt

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 192]

Date1907

Conservation treatment in Berlin

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 192]

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