Friedrich III the Wise, Elector of Saxony

Friedrich III the Wise, Elector of Saxony

Title

Friedrich III the Wise, Elector of Saxony

[cda 2014]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm; 08.07.2014]

Posthumous bust portrait of Friedrich the Wise (1463 - 1525) facing right against a pale blue background. He is wearing a fur-trimmed gown and a black beret.

Reverse: coat-of-arms

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm; 08.07.2014]

Production date
1532

Production date

1532

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 13.3 x 14.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 13.3 x 14.5 cm

  • [http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm; 08.07.2014]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the left edge: serpent (with elevated wings) and date '1532', in black paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the left edge: serpent (with elevated wings) and date '1532', in black paint

Inscriptions and Labels
Paper /parchment label at the top right: 'Friderich der Drit / Chur- furst und hertzog zu Sachsen.' Reverse of the …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • Paper /parchment label at the top right: 'Friderich der Drit / Chur- furst und hertzog zu Sachsen.'

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - seal
  • - 2 hand written paper labels
  • - 1 printed paper label
  • - stenciled on the panel: a crown, beneath 'MR' and a lily, beneath '635'
Owner
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Repository
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Location
Paris
CDA ID
F_MdLP_1181
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/F_MdLP_1181/

Provenance

  • Berlin (?)
  • 1806 acquired by the Musée Napoléon, now the Musée du Louvre, Paris
    [http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm; 08.07.2014]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Florence 2017 76 under no. 7
Author / EditorFrancesca de Luca, Giovanni Maria Fara
Title I volti della Riforma. Lutero e Cranach nelle collezioni medicee [Uffizi, Florence]
Place of PublicationFlorence, Milan
Year of Publication2017
Wismer 2017 89
Author / EditorBeat Wismer
TitleCranach und die Moderne. Anmerkungen zur Cranach-Rezeption in der Kunst seit der frühen Moderne
Publicationin Gunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer, eds., Lucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Pages82-91
  • Friedrich III the Wise, Elector of Saxony, 1532

Images

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  • irr
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Technical studies

  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph
  • created by Le Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF)
  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

An underdrawing is not readily visible; black lines executed in a fluid medium with a brush are occasionally visible along the contours of the hat.

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2016]

  • photographed by Le Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF)
  • UV-light photography
  • uv_light
  • photographed by Le Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF)

Condition Reports

Date1975 -

Conservation commitee decided to thin the varnish

[Paris, C2RMF, numéro de référence: F1196]

  • created by Jacques Foucart

Conservation History

Date1993 -

Cleaning and revarnishing

[Paris, C2RMF, numéro de Réferénce F1196]

  • conservation treatment by J. Ortman

Date1967 -

Bichonnage

[Paris, C2RMF, numéro de référence: F1196]

  • conservation treatment by M. Paulet

Date1966 -

Bichonnage

[Paris, C2RMF, numéro de référence: F1196]

  • conservation treatment by M. Chudeau

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