Half-length Portrait of a Young Woman

Half-length Portrait of a Young Woman

Title

Half-length Portrait of a Young Woman

[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[cda 2016]

Pinewood

[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]

The young woman is depicted facing left with her head bowed, lending the portrait an almost melancholy appearance. The woman's clothes and hat are represented in dark tones and her belt and necklace are particularly striking. The chains are circular and alternately contain either the letter 'B' or 'S'.

[Görres,

The young woman is depicted facing left with her head bowed, lending the portrait an almost melancholy appearance. The woman's clothes and hat are represented in dark tones and her belt and necklace are particularly striking. The chains are circular and alternately contain either the letter 'B' or 'S'.

[Görres, cda 2015]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]

'Cranach the Elder (?)'
[letter Galerie Fischer, Luzern to D. Koepplin in the Archive D. Koepplin, 1994]

Production date
about 1510 - 1512

Production date

about 1510 - 1512

[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 42 x 30 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 42 x 30 cm

  • [letter Galerie Fischer, Luzern to D. Koepplin in the Archive D. Koepplin, 1994]

  • Slight deviation at Friedländer:

  • 40 x 29.5 cm

  • [Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
Initials 'B-S' in the links of the necklace and waistband

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • Initials 'B-S' in the links of the necklace and waistband
Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P114
FR (1978) Nr.
FR057
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P114/

Provenance

  • formerly Berlin, property of the German emperor (old royal coll)
    [Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]

Exhibitions

Berlin 1898, Cat. No. 127
Dresden 1899, Cat. No. 122

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 81 No. 57 Fig. 57
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 050
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
Friedländer 1916 131
AuthorMax J. Friedländer
TitleEin neu erworbenes Portrait Cranachs
JournalAmtliche Berichte aus den Preuszischen Kunstsammlungen
Issue37
Year of Publication1916
Pagescol. 129-135
Friedländer 1905 54f.
AuthorMax J. Friedländer
TitleDie Tafelmalerei des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts
Publicationin Oscar Döring, Georg Voss, eds., Meisterwerke der Kunst aus Sachsen und Thüringen
Place of PublicationMagdeburg
Year of Publication1905
Pages3-18

Research History / Discussion

'The initials in the links of the necklace and waistband identify her as Barbara of Saxony, wife of Duke Gearge the Bearded. If it is true that Cranach only added the donor portraits to the altarpiece in the Thyssen coll (FR28) about 1518, the duchess may have conceivably looked some eight years younger than she does in this painting, which is in a poor state of preservation.'

[Friedländer Rosenberg 1979, 81, No. 57]

  • Half-length Portrait of a Young Woman, about 1510 - 1512

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