The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Title

The Golden Age

[Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010, No. 4]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010, No. 4]

The panel shows the Garden of Paradise in which naked figures of both sexes while away the time. On the left a group dance around an apple tree, in the centre one pair bathes and another rests, while on the right a further pair eats grapes. In additon to the

The panel shows the Garden of Paradise in which naked figures of both sexes while away the time. On the left a group dance around an apple tree, in the centre one pair bathes and another rests, while on the right a further pair eats grapes. In additon to the rich vegetation the peaceful coexistence gives the impression of paradise. The garden isolated from the outside world by a wall at the back.

[Görres, cda 2012]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010, No. 4] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 262]

Production date
about 1530

Production date

about 1530

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 262]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 75 x 103.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 75 x 103.5 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010, No. 4]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo
Repository
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo
Location
Oslo
CDA ID
NO_NMO_NG-M-00519
FR (1978) Nr.
FR262
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/NO_NMO_NG-M-00519/

Provenance

  • from the collection of Axel Kulle
    [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 262]

Exhibitions

Rome 2010, No. 4

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010 140 - 143 No. 4 Pl. p. 141, Pl. p. 143 (detail)
Author / EditorGalleria Borghese, Rome, Anna Coliva, Bernard Aikema
TitleCranach. L'altro rinascimento / a different renaissance, [Rome, Galleria Borghese 15 ottobre 2010 - 13 febbraio 2011]
Place of PublicationMilan
Year of Publication2010
Hinz 2010 B 48-49 43
Author / EditorBerthold Hinz
TitleAktmalerei bei Cranach. Ein neuer Geschäftszweig
Publicationin Guido Messling, ed., Die Welt des Lucas Cranach. Ein Künstler im Zeitalter von Dürer, Tizian und Metsys, Exhib. Cat. Brussels
Place of PublicationBrussels
Year of Publication2010
Pages42-53
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007 334
Author / EditorBodo Brinkmann
TitleCranach der Ältere, [Frankfurt, Städel Museum, 23 Nov 2007 - 17 Feb 2008]
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Exhib. Cat. Chemnitz 2005 206 Fn. 18 under No. 1
Author / EditorHarald Marx, Karin Kolb, Ingrid Mössinger
TitleCranach Anlässlich der Ausstellung Cranach vom 13. November 2005 bis 12. März 2006 in den Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. Eine Ausstellung in Kooperation mit der Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication2005
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994 346
Author / EditorClaus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff
TitleLucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken [Festung Rosenberg, Kronach 17.05 - 21.08.1994; Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig 07.09 - 06.11.1994]
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Matsche 1994 81, 84 Fig. A44
Author / EditorFranz Matsche
TitleLucas Cranachs mythologische Darstellungen
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, Regensburg
Year of Publication1994
Pages78-88
Hancke 1992 281-286
Author / EditorHansjochen Hancke
TitleZur Entdeckung einer frühen Ansicht des Schlosses zu Torgau von der Hand Lucas Cranachs des Älteren
JournalSächsische Heimatblätter
Issue5
Year of Publication1992
Pages281-286
Cat. Oslo 1990 41, 44
Author / EditorNasjonalgalleriet, Oslo
TitleHöhepunkte aus den Sammlungen der Nationalgalerie
Place of PublicationOslo
Year of Publication1990
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 262
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg, G. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Schade 1974 159-160
Author / EditorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Cat. Oslo 1965 35
Author / EditorNasjonalgalleriet, Oslo
TitleFührer durch die Sammlungen
Place of PublicationOslo
Year of Publication1965
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 217
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
  • The Golden Age, about 1530

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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

An underdrawing is not readily visible. Along some of the contours of the figures fine, faint lines are visible, that suggests a hard, dark drawing implement may have been used for the underdrawing.

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

  • photographed by Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo

Condition Reports

Date29.01.1999

Summary:

  • support: oak panel put together of four horizontal boards

  • heavy oak cradle

  • X-rays show an uneven distribution of fibres in the ground. It is unclear whether the fibres were glued to the support before the ground was applied or mixed into the ground mass as an 'Armierung'

  • substantial parts of the ground and paint have flaked off in the sky, where hardly any original paint is left

  • most of the sky is modern restoration

  • written by Leif Einar Plahter

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