The Judgement of Solomon

The Judgement of Solomon

Title

The Judgement of Solomon

[CDA 2010]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

The Judgement of Solomon. Solomon sits in the background on a throne with councillors either side of him, two on each bench. Soldiers stand behind him in the gallery. A further three are in the foreground, one is about to take a child away from a woman, while the others

The Judgement of Solomon. Solomon sits in the background on a throne with councillors either side of him, two on each bench. Soldiers stand behind him in the gallery. A further three are in the foreground, one is about to take a child away from a woman, while the others kneel and implore that its life be saved. A dead child lies on the ground. In the background more men and knights stand in a gallery above the throne.

[Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Unsinn 2010]

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978, 110, No. 211C]

Production date
about 1537

Production date

about 1537

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 206.5 x 142 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 206.5 x 142 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 243.2 x 179 cm

  • [Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Repository
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
Location
Berlin
CDA ID
DE_smbGG_II76
FR (1978) Nr.
FR211C
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_smbGG_II76/

Provenance

  • 1821 acquired with the Solly Collection
  • 1884 - 1936 lent to the Art Academy (Kunstakademie), Düsseldorf

[Gemäldegalerie, revised 2010]
[Cat. Berlin 1931, 611]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1937, 37, No. 100
Weimar, Wittenberg 1953, No. 64

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Blümle 2008
AuthorClaudia Blümle
TitleDer allgegenwärtige Blick des Richters. Juridische Evidenz bei Albrecht Dürer und Lucas Cranach d.Ä.
Publicationin Gottfried Boehm et al., eds., Movens Bild: zwischen Evidenz und Affekt
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2008
Link http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/artdok/volltexte/2012/2075
Pages409-430
Cat. Berlin 1996 35 Fig. 93
AuthorRainald Grosshans, Henning Bock
EditorStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
TitleGemäldegalerie Berlin. Gesamtverzeichnis
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1996
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 111 No. 211C
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Weimar, Wittenberg 1953 No. 64
AuthorWalther Scheidig
EditorDeutsche Lucas Cranach Komitee
TitleLucas Cranach Ausstellung. Weimar und Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWeimar, Wittenberg
Year of Publication1953
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 37 100 Pl. 93
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 174
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 611
EditorKaiser-Friedrich-Museum, Berlin, Irene Kunze
TitleBeschreibendes Verzeichnis der Gemälde im Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum und Deutschen Museum
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1931
Cat. Berlin 1830 147 No. 76
AuthorGustav Friedrich Waagen
EditorKönigliches Museum, Berlin
TitleVerzeichniß der Gemälde-Sammlung des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1830
  • The Judgement of Solomon, about 1537

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Technical studies

01. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- the drawing material cannot be readily identified, dark chalk?

Type/Ductus:

- freehand underdrawing?

- thin lines; only occasionally visible

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours; no representation of volume

Deviations:

- minor alterations made during the painting process; small changes (e.g. the woman’s head on the left, the mother’s head on the right)

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date05. 1953

  • conservation

see [DE_smbGG_II76_FR211C_Mai1958_document.tif]

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