George (the bearded), Duke of Saxony

George (the bearded), Duke of Saxony

Title

George (the bearded), Duke of Saxony

[cda 2010]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

A two thirds portrait of Duke George of Saxony (1471-1539). The sitter is depicted facing right against a light green background. He wears a black coat and the golden fleece hangs around his neck. He rests one hand in the other. A reddish brown coating was applied to the

A two thirds portrait of Duke George of Saxony (1471-1539). The sitter is depicted facing right against a light green background. He wears a black coat and the golden fleece hangs around his neck. He rests one hand in the other. A reddish brown coating was applied to the reverse.

[Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Unsinn 2010]

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

1830-1860 attributed to Lucas Cranach the Elder
[Waagen, Cat. Berlin 1830, 156, No. 113]

Production date
1534

Production date

1534

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 20.5 x 14.7 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 20.5 x 14.7 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 29.6 x 23.8 cm

  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia top left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated above '1534'.

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia top left: winged serpent with elevated wings and dated above '1534'.

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - top centre: label with handwritten text: 'Staatliche Museen Berlin/ Lucas Cranach d. Ä./ Herzog Georg v. …

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - top centre:
  • label with handwritten text: 'Staatliche Museen Berlin/ Lucas Cranach d. Ä./ Herzog Georg v. Sachsen/ K.Nr. 635'
  • - centre:
  • in lead white: 'D 20'
  • - centre right:
  • seal: 'Koenigliches Museum Berlin'
  • - beneath:
  • in chalk '635'
  • Reverse of the panel:
  • - top:
  • label: '211/110/7'
  • - right centre:
  • label: '635'
  • - bottom right:
  • 'Paul Tiecke/ Künstlerische Rahmungen/ Berlin N.W.7./ Dorotheenstr. 32'
  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
Owner
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Repository
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Location
Berlin
CDA ID
DE_smbGG_635
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_smbGG_635/

Provenance

  • 1821 acquired with the Solly Collection
    [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Exhibitions

Nuremberg 1983, 172ff, No. 21

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Heydenreich 2015 122 Fig. 4f
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleHans Cranach. Auf der Suche nach seinem verlorenen Oeuvre
Publicationin Elke A. Werner, Anne Eusterschulte, Gunnar Heydenreich, eds., Lucas Cranach der Jüngere und die Reformation der Bilder
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/5415/6232/3883/Heydenreich_2015_-_Hans_Cranach.pdf
Pages116 -127
Heydenreich 2007 A 404
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 35 Fig. 82
AuthorRainald Grosshans, Henning Bock
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin. Gesamtverzeichnis
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1996
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983 172ff. No. 211
EditorGerhard Bott
TitleMartin Luther und die Reformation in Deutschland. Ausstellung zum 500. Geburtstag Martin Luthers
Place of PublicationFrankfurt a. M.
Year of Publication1983
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 180, 181
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
Flechsig 1900 A 124, 125
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleCranachstudien
Volume1
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link page/n5/mode/2up
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1899 No. 61
EditorKarl Woermann
TitleDeutsche Kunstausstellung Dresden 1899. Abteilung Cranach-Ausstellung. Wissenschaftliches Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Werke
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1899
Link http://resolver.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/SBB00002A2400000000
Cat. Berlin 1830 156 No. 113
AuthorGustav Friedrich Waagen
EditorKönigliches Museum, Berlin
TitleVerzeichniß der Gemälde-Sammlung des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1830
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