Portrait of the  Elector Frederick III of Saxony, called the Wise (1463 - 1525)

Portrait of the Elector Frederick III of Saxony, called the Wise (1463 - 1525)

Title

Portrait of the Elector Frederick III of Saxony, called the Wise (1463 - 1525)

Painting on wood

These two portraits were probably painted to commemorate the death of John the Steadfast of Saxony (1468-1532), in 1532. He is paired with his predecessor and brother, the Elector Frederick III of Saxony (1463-1525), who was Cranach's most important early patron.

Sotheby's online database, accessed 22.11.2021

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop

'assistance by Cranach himself should not be ruled out'
Sotheby's online database, accessed 22.11.2021

Production date
1532

Production date

1532

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 13.1 x 12.4 cm

Dimensions

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at left side above shoulder: serpent with elevated wings, facing right and dated '1532'; in black paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at left side above shoulder: serpent with elevated wings, facing right and dated '1532'; in black paint

  • [cda 2019]

Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P264
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P264/

Provenance

  • Ambras collection, Innsbruck
  • Herr Halbreuter, Munich, on whose behalf sold by G. Joseph Esq, Bond Street, to Carl Haag (1820-1915) in 1862 [1]
  • thence by descent to the former owner
  • 10.07.2008 sold by Sotheby's. London
    [1]Carl Haag (1820-1915) was a very notable painter of Orientalist subject matter. [...] Haag also owned another pair of small panels from Cranach's studio, which are the previous lot in this sale.
    Sotheby's online database, accessed 22.11.2021

Exhibitions

London 1872-3, no. 184 (lent by Carl Haag).

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Graves 1913 227
AuthorA. Graves
TitleA Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813-1912, vol. I
Place of PublicationLondon
Year of Publication1913
Exhib. Cat. London 1872 184
Authorn. a.
TitleWinter Exhibition [London, Royal Academy, 1872 -1873]
Place of PublicationLondon
Year of Publication1872
  • Portrait of the Elector Frederick III of Saxony, called the Wise (1463 - 1525), 1532

Images

Compare images
  • overall
  • overall

Citing from the Cranach Digital Archive

Entry with author
<author's name>, 'Portrait of the Elector Frederick III of Saxony, called the Wise (1463 - 1525)', <title of document, data entry or image>. [<Date of document or image>], in: Cranach Digital Archive, https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P264/ (Accessed {{dateAccessed}})
Entry with no author
'Portrait of the Elector Frederick III of Saxony, called the Wise (1463 - 1525)', <title of document, data entry or image>. [<Date of document, entry or image>], in: Cranach Digital Archive, https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P264/ (Accessed {{dateAccessed}})

Help us to improve the Cranach Digital Archive.

Please contact us, if you have noticed a mistake.