Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist

Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist

Title

Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist

[cda 2021]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Emmendörffer 1997, 42]

Salome is depicted as a seated half-length figure against a neutral dark backdrop, facing to her right. She is wearing contemporary courtly attire, consisting of a red velvet dress with puffed white sleeves and a fur-trimmed cloak, embroidered with elaborate brocade decoration. Her hair is pinned up and covered with

Salome is depicted as a seated half-length figure against a neutral dark backdrop, facing to her right. She is wearing contemporary courtly attire, consisting of a red velvet dress with puffed white sleeves and a fur-trimmed cloak, embroidered with elaborate brocade decoration. Her hair is pinned up and covered with a soft velvet fur-lined hat. Her outfit is completed with a large-linked gold chain and a necklace set with precious stones. She holds the head of St John the Baptist in front of her on a plate at an acute angle and presents it to the viewer.

[cda 2021]

Attributions
Hans Kemmer
Hans Krell

Attributions

Hans Kemmer

[Emmendörffer 1997, 41]

Hans Krell

[Auct. Cat. Vienna 1994, no. 151]

Production date
1520 or later

Production date

1520 or later

[dated, possibly not authentic]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 58 x 51 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 58 x 51 cm

  • [Emmendörffer 1997, 42]

Signature / Dating
Artist's monogram in the lower left quarter at the edge of the dish: 'HK' (linked) and dated '1520' (possibly not authentic)

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's monogram in the lower left quarter at the edge of the dish: 'HK' (linked) and dated '1520' (possibly not authentic)

Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P485
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P485/

Provenance

  • sold at the auction house Dorotheum, Vienna, 18.10.1994, lot 151
  • private collection, Austria
    [Emmendörffer 1997, 42]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Emmendörffer 1998 212, 213 Fig. 22.9
AuthorChristoph Emmendörffer
TitleDie selbständigen Cranachschüler
Publicationin Ingo Sandner, Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach and Fachhochschule Köln, eds., Unsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages203-228
Emmendörffer 1997 41-42, 49 001 Pl. 1
AuthorChristoph Emmendörffer
TitleHans Kemmer. Ein Lübecker Maler der Reformationszeit
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1997
Auct. Cat. Vienna 1994 151
EditorDorotheum Auktionshaus
TitleDorotheum, Wien, Auktion Alter Meister, 18. Oktober 1994
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1994

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

This painting is a copy after a version of similar dimensions by Lucas Cranach the Elder, and now in Lisbon [PT_MNAAL_738].

[cda 2021]

  • Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, 1520 or later

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