Johann Ernst of Saxony

Johann Ernst of Saxony

Titles

Johann Ernst of Saxony

[CDA 2010]

Johann Friedrich the Younger (Elector of Saxony)

from 1841 until 1921[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
[Klein, Report 1997]

Half-length portrait of Johann Friedrich the Younger/Johann Ernst, Elector of Saxon facing right. The sitter wears a feathered hat, a black undergarment and a gown with a fur collar. He has a golden chain around his neck. There is a green curtain in the background.

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Production date
about 1550

Production date

about 1550

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 74 x 48 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 74 x 48 cm

  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Inscription: - top right: 'Herzog Iohann Friederich der Iüngere.' Reverse of the panel: - above the centre: in white chalk: 'M 256' - …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • Inscription: - top right: 'Herzog Iohann Friederich der Iüngere.'

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - above the centre:
  • in white chalk: 'M 256'
  • - right of the centre:
  • seal: 'Koenigliche Museen Berlin'
  • - below:
  • stamp (black): 'I.1116.'
  • - below the centre:
  • in paint: 'M. 1227'?
  • - below:
  • label: 'Staatliche Museen Berlin - Gemäldegalerie/ Katalog-Nr. II.55/ Lucas Cranach - Werkstatt/ Joh.Friedrich III d.J./ Herzog von Sachsen'
  • - bottom right:
  • label: 'K.V. II.55/ INv. I/144'
  • Reverse of the frame:
  • - top right:
  • 'LK 9'
  • - below at a 90° angle:
  • label: '209,73'
  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Owner
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Repository
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Location
Berlin
CDA ID
DE_smbGG_55-2
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_smbGG_55-2/

Provenance

  • acquired from the Royal Castles' Collection (Königliche Schlösser)
    [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 157, fn. 7 under no. 29
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
TitleCranach in Coburg. Gemälde von Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Lucas Cranach d.J., der Werkstatt und des Umkreises in den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Klein 1994 A 197, 198 Tab. 5
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
Cat. Berlin 1989 18-20
AuthorRainer Michaelis
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleDeutsche Gemälde 14. bis 18. Jahrhundert
Volume3
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1989
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 33 082
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Cat. Berlin 1931 611
EditorKaiser-Friedrich-Museum, Berlin, Irene Kunze
TitleBeschreibendes Verzeichnis der Gemälde im Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum und Deutschen Museum
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1931
Posse 1930 500
AuthorHans Posse
TitleDresdner Cranach-Erwerbungen
JournalPantheon
Issue3
Year of Publication1930
Pages495-500
  • Johann Ernst of Saxony, about 1550

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Technical studies

2010Technical Examination

  • reverse

Support

- beech wood

- two planks glued together

Ground and Imprimatura

- the ground is not covered by the paint layers. It extends to the edge of the panel.

  • written by Christine Unsinn

17.02.1997Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

  • analysed by Peter Klein

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