Portrait of the wife of a Jurist

Portrait of the wife of a Jurist

Titles

Portrait of the wife of a Jurist

[CDA 2010]

Portrait of the wife of Dr Johann Stephan Reuss [?]

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978, 67, No. 9]

Portrait of the wife of a Scholar (Portrait of Reuss)

[Cat. Berlin 1969, 122. No. 1907]

Painting on spruce (Picea sp.)

Medium

Painting on spruce (Picea sp.)

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Right wing of a diptych. A portrait of a lady against the backdrop of a mountainous landscape. She is wearing a red dress with a gold embroidered boarder and bodice, her belt is also of gold and she wears a whitish ochre bonnet on her head. Her fingers are decorated

Right wing of a diptych. A portrait of a lady against the backdrop of a mountainous landscape. She is wearing a red dress with a gold embroidered boarder and bodice, her belt is also of gold and she wears a whitish ochre bonnet on her head. Her fingers are decorated with gold rings. A green tree rises to the sky on her left, while on her right there is a bare tree.

[Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Unsinn 2010]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 67, no. 9]
[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Production date
1503

Production date

1503

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 52.6 x 36.7 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 52.6 x 36.7 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 63 x 48 cm

  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

  • Dimensions of support: 52.5 - 52.4 x 36.3 - 36.2 x 0.6 cm

  • Original dimensions of support: c. 52.5 x 36.5 cm

  • Dimensions of painted surface: 52.5 - 52.4 x 36.3 - 36.2cm

  • [Undine Köhler, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Sept. 2010]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - top left: label: '1907/ Lucas Cranach d.Ä./ Bildnis der Frau des Johannes Reuss/ /948/ 0,57/0,75 ' - …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - top left:
  • label: '1907/ Lucas Cranach d.Ä./ Bildnis der Frau des Johannes Reuss/ /948/ 0,57/0,75[?] '
  • - beneath, on the left:
  • label:'Staatliche Museen Berlin - Gemäldegalerie/ Inv.Nr. IV/948/ Kat.Nr. 1907/ Lucas Cranach'
  • - beneath, on the right:
  • label: 'Minneapolis Art Institut/ No. L48.1298/ Lent by Cleveland/ Museum of Art'
  • - centre:
  • label with a stamp: 'Zollamt Wiesbaden'
  • - bottom:
  • label: 'Kunstmuseum Basel Ausstellung/ Cranach Ausstellung 1974/ Künstler: Lucas Cranach d. Ae./ Titel: Frau Reuss [89]/ Leihgeber: Staatliche Museen Berlin'
  • - bottom, far right:
  • label: '730'
  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
  • Reverse of the panel:
  • - top left:
  • paper label, printed in black and written on in black pen, rotated to the left at a 90° angle: 'Staatliche Museen Berlin Gemäldegaleri(e) (/)Inv.- Nr. IV/ 948 (handschriftlich) (/)Kat. - Nr. 1907 (handschriftlich) (/) Lucas Cranach (handschriftlich)'
  • - on the right beside it:
  • paper label, printed in black: 'Minneapolis Art (/) Institute (/) No. L48.1298 (after No. Type script)(/) Lent by Cleveland (type script) (/) (illegible) museum of art'
  • - top centre:
  • Paper label writen in black: '1904 (/) Lucas Cranach ? (/) Bildnis der Frau (/) des Johann Reuss(/) IV/948 (illegible)'
  • - centre:
  • paper label, printed in green and blue stamp: 'Zollamtlich (/)
  • (stamp illegible)'
  • - bottom, centre:
  • Paper label, printed in black and filled out with a type writer: 'Kunstmuseum Basel. Ausstellung (/) Cranach-Ausstellung 1974 (typoskript)(/) Künstler: Lucas Cranach d.Ä., (typoskript) (/) Titel: Frau Reuss (typoskript) 89 (roter Stempel)(/) Leihgeber: Staatl. Museen, Berlin'
  • - on the right beside this:
  • paper label written in red: '730'
  • Reverse of the frame:
  • - top member:
  • paper label attached with tape, printed in black: 'KFM 46 Cranach, Lucas, The elder (/) German (/) Frau Reuss 1472-1553 (/) Panel 20 7/16 x x14 1/8'
  • - right corner:
  • Grafit pencil: '/6'/4'
  • - top left:
  • remains of a paper label with a serrated edge
  • - left member, top:
  • Paper laber with a red edge: '(illegible -9620)'
  • - beside this:
  • a label of similar width, printed in black: 'TR 9006/20'
  • white paper label, printed in black: 'Gemäldegalerie Berlin (/)
  • Rahmeninventarnr. 93248'
  • - bottom member:
  • black print: 'S 1622 v.d.'
  • [Undine Köhler, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Sept. 2010]
Owner
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Repository
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Location
Berlin
CDA ID
DE_smbGG_1907
FR (1978) Nr.
FR009
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_smbGG_1907/

Provenance

  • from the collection of the Duke of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Schloss Heidecksburg in Rudolstadt
  • 1923 (January/ February) acquired on Berlin art market

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Exhibitions

Erfurt 1903, No. 131
Berlin 1937, 14, No. 7
Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, No. 80
Berlin 1973, No. 17
Basel 1974, 182, No. 89, Fig. 79
Festung Rosenberg, Kronach 1994, 132, Fig. A71
Frankfurt am Main 2007/2008, 128

Literature

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AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
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Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Evans 2007 51
AuthorMark Evans
Title"Die Italiener, sonst so ruhmsüchtig, bieten Dir die Hand": Lucas Cranach und die Kunst des Humanismus
Publicationin Bodo Brinkmann, ed., Cranach der Ältere, Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Pages49-61
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007 128 p. 128
EditorBodo Brinkmann
TitleCranach der Ältere, [Frankfurt, Städel Museum, 23 Nov 2007 - 17 Feb 2008]
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Heydenreich 2007 A 51, 52, 116, 138, 178, 196, 227, 393 Figs. 25, 26, 154
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleLucas Cranach the Elder
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Year of Publication2007
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/6116/2097/3099/Heydenreich_2007_Lucas_Cranach_the_Elder.pdf
Heydenreich 2007 B 42, 43 30
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
Title"... dass Du mit wunderbarer Schnelligkeit malest". Virtuosität und Effizienz in der künstlerischen Praxis Lucas Cranachs d. Ä.
Publicationin Bodo Brinkmann, ed., Cranach der Ältere, Exhib. Cat. FrankfurtA
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Pages29-47
Marx 2005
AuthorHarald Marx
TitleDresden als Cranach-Palast und der 'moderne' Cranach
Publicationin Harald Marx, Ingrid Mössinger, Karin Kolb, ed., Cranach. Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2005
Pages88-111
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003 166
EditorBucerius Kunst Forum, Werner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne [Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg]
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Schade 2003 14, 15
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleBildhaftigkeit bei Cranach
Publicationin Heiz Spielmann, Werner Schade, eds., Lucas Cranach Glaube Mythologie und Maderne , Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Pages12-21
Heiser 2002 32, 33 Fig. 4
AuthorSabine Heiser
TitleDas Frühwerk Lucas Cranachs des Älteren. Wien um 1500 - Dresden um 1900
SeriesNeue Forschungen zur Deutschen Kunst
Volume6
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2002
Cat. Berlin 1998 84
AuthorHenning Bock
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin: 200 Meisterwerke
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1998
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998 120-121 No. 14.2 Figs. 14.2, 14.2a
EditorWartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach, Fachhochschule , Ingo Sandner
TitleUnsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen. Ausstellungskatalog und Tagungsband Katalogteil 1; 2: Werkstatt und Schüler Cranachs; 3: Süddeutsche Meister; 4: Albrecht Dürer und sein Kreis; 5: Rheinische Meister
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages229-240
Heydenreich 1998 A 182, 191 Fig. 21.9
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleHerstellung, Grundierung und Rahmung der Holzbildträger in den Werkstätten Lucas Cranachs 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
Pages181-200
Heydenreich 1998 B 106
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleArtistic exchange and experimental variation: studies in the workshop practice of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Publicationin Ashok Roy and Perry Smith, eds., Painting techniques, history, materials and studio practice, Contributions to the Dublin IIC Congress, 7-11 September 1998
Place of PublicationLondon
Year of Publication1998
Pages106-111
Cat. Berlin 1996 35 Fig. 75
AuthorRainald Grosshans, Henning Bock
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin. Gesamtverzeichnis
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1996
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994 132 Fig. A71
EditorClaus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff
TitleLucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken [Festung Rosenberg, Kronach 17.05 - 21.08.1994; Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig 07.09 - 06.11.1994]
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Rebel 1994 131, 132 Fig. A71
AuthorErnst Rebel
TitleLucas Cranach Porträtkunst. Personendarstellungen zwischen Vitalität und Formel
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 PublicationCoburg, Augsburg
Year of Publication1994
Pages131-138
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 67 No. 9 Fig. 9
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Löcher 1979 16-22
AuthorKurt Löcher
TitleAuf den Spuren verlorener Porträts - Kopien altdeutscher Meisterwerke aus der Dürerzeit
JournalKunst und Antiquitäten
IssueIII/79
Year of Publication1979
Pages16-22
Cat. Berlin 1975 A No. 1907
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleKatalog der ausgestellten Gemälde des 13. - 18. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1975
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 159, 164, 182 No. 89 Fig. 79
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 Plate 15
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1973 No. 17
AuthorWilhelm H. Köhler, Frank Steigerwald
TitleLucas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1973
Cat. Berlin 1969 122 No. 1907
EditorRobert Oertel
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin
SeriesKunstwerke aus den Staatlichen Museen Preußische Kulturbesitz
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1969
Koepplin 1964 214
AuthorDieter Koepplin
TitleCranachs Ehebildnis des Johannes Cuspinian von 1502 : seine christlich-humanistische Bedeutung
Place of PublicationDüsseldorf
Year of Publication1964
Buchner 1953 164, 165 No. 188
AuthorErnst Buchner
TitleDas deutsche Bildnis der Spätgotik und der frühen Dürerzeit
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1953
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 80
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Posse 1943 52 No. 9
AuthorHans Posse
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä.
Place of PublicationVienna
IssueSecond edition
Year of Publication1943
Posse 1942 52 No. 9
AuthorHans Posse
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä.
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1942
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 14 007 Pl. 11
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 9
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
Baldass 1922 A 75
AuthorLudwig von Baldass
TitleDie Bildnisse der Donauschule
JournalStädel-Jahrbuch
Issue2
Year of Publication1922
Pages73-86
Friedländer 1905 7 Plate 6
AuthorMax J. Friedländer
TitleDie Tafelmalerei des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts
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Pages3-18
Exhib. Cat. Erfurt 1903 131
EditorOskar Doering
TitleKatalog der kunstgeschichtlichen Ausstellung zu Erfurt, September 1903
Place of PublicationMagdeburg
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Lehfeldt 1894 63
AuthorPaul Lehfeldt
TitleBau- und Kunst-Denkmäler Thüringens
Volume1, 2
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Schmidt 1892 118
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JournalZeitschrift für bildende Kunst. Kunstchronik
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Pages116-118

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

'Right hand pendant of the portrait of the Scholar Johann Stephan Reuss (1504 Rector of the University of Vienna), dated 1503 and now in the Germanischen Museum, Nuremberg.'

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932, No. 9]

  • Portrait of the wife of a Jurist, 1503

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Technical studies

15.03.2011 - Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • UV-light photography
  • uv_light
  • photographed by Fotowerkstatt, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

09. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Light microscopy
  • Dendrochronology
  • Infrared reflectography
  • X-radiography
  • Stereomicroscopy
  • reverse
  • irr
  • x_radiograph
  • uv_light

Support

Macroscopic and microscopic examination carried out by Dipl. Rest. Undine Köhler

(LEICA MS 5; f=100; magnification on the microscope: 0,6 - 4; magnification: 60 - 400x)

UV examination

Infrared reflectograph (Schmidt 2010)

X-radiograph (Schmidt 2010)

Dendrochronological report (Klein1989):

- wooden panel: (details of the construction)

- the panel consists of one tangentially cut spruce wood plank (cut close to the heartwood)

- height: 52.4 cm on the right and 52.5 cm on the left side; width: 36.3 cm at the bottom and 36.2 at the top; 0.6 cm thick

- the grain runs in a vertical direction

- a knot (0.8 cm in diameter) is visible in the x-radiograph at the centre of the left side of the panel (viewed from the front)

- there are two square inserts in the right half of the panel above and below the centre (the upper one measures: 6.5 x 0.5 cm; the lower one: 7.2 x 1.4 cm). The reverse has been covered with an application of tow fibres to prevent them from falling out

- there is a slight bevel on the reverse along the top and bottom edges. Along the bottom edge it measures about 2 cm at its widest point and only 0.8 cm along the top

- the original surface on the reverse has not been preserved

Ground and Imprimatura

Size:

A sizing layer could not be identified with either the naked eye or under the stereomicroscope, but it may be assumed that one was applied.

Ground:

A white porous layer, presumably a glue/chalk ground was applied to the wooden panel and is clearly visible under the stereomicroscope along the top edge.

Imprimatura:

Above this is a thinner, lead white layer, which functioned as an imprimatura. This layer is visible in areas of paint loss, along the edge of the panel and in the x-radiograph it appears white. It shows a streaky application, which frequently changes direction. In the right area of the shoulder depressed lines are visible in the ground running diagonally from the top right to the bottom left c. 0.1 cm apart. They are visible to the naked eye in raking light and appear as white lines on the x-radiograph. These may have been caused when the panel was sanded down.

Underdrawing

- in the light areas of the painting (flesh paint, clothing) the lines of the underdrawing are clearly visible to the naked eye through the thin paint layers and in the infrared reflectograph. It appears that the drawing was carried out in a black fluid material over the entire composition as is shown in the infrared reflectograph.

The imprimatura containing lead white was applied over this. Lines of two widths can be identified. One measures 0.1 - 0.2 cm and the other only 0.05 cm. The thicker lines were primarily employed to execute the contours of the clothes whereas the thinner lines were used to describe the face. The width of the broader line varies, it is pointed at the end and paint has collected at either the beginning or the end. The uniformity in width of the thinner lines is conspicuous. The lines in the face may have been transferred from a template. This is supported by the slight off-set at the tip of the sitter’s nose or the pupils or the precise lines in the eyes.

Paint Layers and Gilding

see pdf

Framing

- wooden frame with a narrow inner round rod and a broader rod along the outer edge; black coating, centre and corners decorated with stencilled gold floral ornaments

Dimensions of the frame: 62.5 x 47.3 x 5.5 cm

Inv.-No.: 93.248

  • written by Undine Köhler

08. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph
  • photographed by Fotowerkstatt, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

01. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid, black pigmented medium, brush

Type/Ductus:

- detailed and freehand underdrawing

- fine lines executed with a brush in a diluted medium are followed by more precise lines; some hatching-strokes

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and generally describes inner forms and facial features; some representation of volume (hatching-strokes)

Deviations:

- alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Ingo Sandner
  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich

2000Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Micro-sampling / cross-sections
  • Instrumental material analysis
  • analysis
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CDA ID/Inventory No: DE_smbGG_1907

Object No: FR 009

Cross-section No.: EP 119

Brief description of paint: gilding on original frame on red garment with black outline

Sample location: lower edge, right corner

Sample No.: 187

Methods: EDX

Observations:

5. black layer (with cloudy yellow fluorescence in UV-light, followed by 1- 3 layers(?) of varnish, and a split between the embedding medium and sample

4. gold leaf approx. 400-500 nm thick; probably the gold from the original frame

3.yellowish-red layer, white and reddish ochre pigments, a lot of binding medium (yellow fluorescence in UV-light) mordant for gilding, between this and the layer beneath there is a partially darker, very thin isolating layer (single black piments and red) in EDX Fe, Al, Pb (or S) and Ca. Iron oxide (yellow ochre) and lead white

2. dark red transparent layer, red lake (in UV-light the individual particles fluoresce orange, some dark red like above and yellow fluorescence). In SEM/ EDX dark, Al, S or Pb, Ca, Si, Cl, K, Mn? red lake on an aluminous substrate, glaze

1. red layer, red cristalline particles in orange-red medium (in UV-light it appears very homogenous, dark red particles, broken shapes) (Hg, Si) vermillion(?), red underpaint

0. white layer, upper section more transparent, ground layer

Comments: the red underpaint (dark red in UV-light) was applied directly over the white ground, followed by a red lake glaze (different components are visible in UV-light). Then the gold leaf was applied to a mordant containing yellow ochre, followed by a black paint layer and numerous varnish layers

[cda 2015]

  • analysed by Aviva Burnstock
  • analysed by Gunnar Heydenreich

2000Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Micro-sampling / cross-sections
  • Instrumental material analysis
  • analysis
  • analysis
  • analysis
  • analysis

CDA ID/Inventory No: DE_smbGG_1907

Object No: FR 009

Cross-section No.: EP 121

Brief description of paint: green from the landscape in the background

Sample location: right edge, at the height of the ellbow, green background

Sample No.: 190

Observations:

2. dark green glaze, does not fluoresce under UV-light

1. light green layer, no imprimitura visible, green amorphous particles, single blue, red and brown particles.

0. white ground

0. Wood

Comments: two green layers applied over the ground layer

[cda 2015]

  • analysed by Aviva Burnstock
  • analysed by Gunnar Heydenreich

2000Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Micro-sampling / cross-sections
  • Instrumental material analysis
  • analysis
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CDA ID/Inventory No: DE_smbGG_1907

Object No: FR 009

Cross-section No.: EP120

Brief description of paint: blue sky on grey underpaint/layer

Sample location: upper edge, at the right above the tree

Sample No.: 188

Observations:

3. two layers of varnish, these fluoresce in UV-light, none of the other layers fluoresce

2. blue layer, blue (azurite) and white, sky paint

1. greyish-brown layer, black, brown transparent (does not fluoresce under UV-light, white, single red pigment; warm grey underpaint

0. white layer, ground

Comments: a warm grey uderpaint was applied over the ground layer followed by an admixture of an intense azurite blue and white

[cda 2015]

  • analysed by Aviva Burnstock
  • analysed by Gunnar Heydenreich

1995 - 1996Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography
  • photographed by Fotowerkstatt, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

08.11.1971Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared photography
  • photographed by Fotowerkstatt, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

06. 1971Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph
  • photographed by Fotowerkstatt, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
  • other

Framing

Earlier, possibly original frame

Condition Reports

Date09. 2010

  • the original dimensions of the panel have not been preserved, the reverse was also reworked

  • the panel is slightly warped

  • there are small splits running vertically from the top and bottom edges

  • in 1979 a cradle that had been previously attached to the reverse was removed

  • a split at the top left was reinforced with a wooden bar

  • the varnish has yellowed slightly

  • written by Undine Köhler

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