Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony

Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony

Title

Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony

[CDA 2010]

Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.)

Medium

Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.)

[Klein, Report 2013]
[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

A three-quarter length portrait of Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony (1503-1554) facing right and set in a grey niche. The sitter has a black beret on his head, slashed gloves on his hands and wears a black tunic under a furlined overcoat. He holds the double edged

A three-quarter length portrait of Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony (1503-1554) facing right and set in a grey niche. The sitter has a black beret on his head, slashed gloves on his hands and wears a black tunic under a furlined overcoat. He holds the double edged Reichs sword with both hands.

[Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Unsinn 2010]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Production date
about 1535

Production date

about 1535

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 91.4 x 70.2 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 91.4 x 70.2 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 109 x 88.2 cm

  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the frame: - on each member: stamp: 'Gemäldegalerie, Berlin' Reverse of the panel: - centre right: seal: 'Koenigliche Museen Berlin' - …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the frame: - on each member:
  • stamp: 'Gemäldegalerie, Berlin'
  • Reverse of the panel:
  • - centre right:
  • seal: 'Koenigliche Museen Berlin'
  • - bottom right:
  • label:'Staatliche Museen Berlin/ Katalog.-Nr. 590/ Lucas Cranach d.Ä./ Johann Friedrich der Großmütige/ Kurfürst von Sachsen'
  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Owner
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Repository
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Location
Berlin
CDA ID
DE_smbGG_590
FR (1978) Nr.
FR335
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_smbGG_590/

Provenance

  • 1830 acquired from the Royal Castles' Collection (Königliche Schlösser)

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, 36, No. 94
Berlin 1973, No. 25

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Heydenreich 2007 A 401
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
Cat. Berlin 1996 34 Fig. 65
AuthorRainald Grosshans, Henning Bock
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin. Gesamtverzeichnis
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1996
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 136 No. 335 Fig. 335
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Schade 1974 Plate 134
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. 25
AuthorWilhelm H. Köhler, Frank Steigerwald
TitleLucas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1973
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 36 094
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 296
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
Cat. Berlin 1931 112 No. 590
EditorKaiser-Friedrich-Museum, Berlin, Irene Kunze
TitleBeschreibendes Verzeichnis der Gemälde im Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum und Deutschen Museum
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1931
Schuchardt 1851 C 22 28
AuthorChristian Schuchardt
TitleLucas Cranach des Aeltern Leben und Werke. Zweiter Theil
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1851
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schuchardt1851bd2
Cat. Berlin 1830 148 No. 79
AuthorGustav Friedrich Waagen
EditorKönigliches Museum, Berlin
TitleVerzeichniß der Gemälde-Sammlung des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1830
  • Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, about 1535

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Technical studies

08.04.2013Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species: lime wood

  • analysed by Peter Klein

01. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
  • reverse

Support

- lime wood

- consists of four vertical planks glued together

- the reverse of the joins are covered with animal hair

- the panel has been cropped at the top and along the sides

[Cat. Berlin 1931, 112, No. 590]

  • written by Christine Unsinn

22.09.1989Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

  • written by Peter Klein
  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph
  • x_radiograph
  • created by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie

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