John Frederick the Magnanimous, Duke of Saxony

John Frederick the Magnanimous, Duke of Saxony

Title

John Frederick the Magnanimous, Duke of Saxony

[cda 2021]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Schuttwolf 2011, 52, no. 70]

The painting shows a half-length portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous against a light, neutral background, facing to his left. The elector is wearing a fur-trimmed cloak over a black tunic and has removed his beret, which he holds in front of him, together with a pair of gloves bearing

The painting shows a half-length portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous against a light, neutral background, facing to his left. The elector is wearing a fur-trimmed cloak over a black tunic and has removed his beret, which he holds in front of him, together with a pair of gloves bearing intials. The scar from the wound he received in battle is clearly visible on his left cheek and four thick chains adorn his neck.

[cda 2021]

Attributions
Lucas Cranach the Younger
Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Younger

Attributions

Lucas Cranach the Younger

or workshop? [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 33], or workshop? [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, no. 32],
[Schuttwolf 2011, 52, no. 70]

Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Younger

[Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 33] [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, no. 32]

Production date
1554

Production date

1554

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 35 x 23 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 35 x 23 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 33]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the top left corner: serpent with dropped wings, facing right and dated '1554'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the top left corner: serpent with dropped wings, facing right and dated '1554'

Inscriptions and Labels
- on the sitter's gloves: 'O.M. I. E. V'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - on the sitter's gloves: 'O.M. I. E.[...] V'
Owner
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Repository
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Location
Moscow
CDA ID
RU_SMBKPM_921
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/RU_SMBKPM_921/

Provenance

  • recorded in 1854 in Heinrich Schneider's catalogue of the Gemälde-Gallerie zu Gotha
  • recorded in 1890 in Aldenhoven's catalgue of the Herzoglichen Gemäldegalerie zu Gotha, no. 366
  • 1935 on display in the Schlossmuseum Gotha, Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha (Archive, file 3405)
  • 1943 still in the museum, catalogue 1943, p. 265, in the museum until the end of January 1946
  • Neumeister's list of lost works (1959-1977)
    [Schuttwolf 2011, 52, no. 70]
  • Puschkin-Museum Moscow from about 1946
    [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 33]

Exhibitions

St Petersburg 2016, no. 32
Moscow 2016, no. 33

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016 136, 137 033 Fig. p. 137
EditorThe Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
TitleKranachi: mezdi Renessansom i Man'erizmom / The Cranachs. Between the renaissance and mannerism
Place of PublicationMoscow
Year of Publication2016
Exhib. Cat. St. Petersburg 2016 162, 163 032 Fig. p. 163
AuthorMaria Pavlovna Garlova
EditorThe State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
TitleKranachi: mezdi Renessansom i Man'erizmom / The Cranachs. Between the renaissance and mannerism
Place of PublicationSt. Petersburg
Year of Publication2016
Schuttwolf 2011 52 070
AuthorAllmuth Schuttwolf
TitleVerlustdokumentation der Gothaer Kunstsammlungen. Die Gemäldesammlung
Volume2
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication2011
Bernhard, Rogner 1965 124
AuthorMarianne Bernhard, Klaus P. Rogner
TitleVerlorene Werke der Malerei. In Deutschland in der Zeit von 1939 bis 1945 zerstörte und verschollene Gemälde
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1965
Cat. Gotha 1890 366
AuthorCarl Aldenhoven
TitleHerzogliches Museum zu Gotha. Katalog der Herzoglichen Gemäldegalerie
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1890
Parthey 1863 693 262
AuthorGustav Parthey
TitleDeutscher Bildersaal: Verzeichniss der in Deutschland vorhandenen Oelbilder verstorbener Maler aller Schulen; in alphabetischer Folge zusammengestellt. Erster Band: A - K
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1863
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/parthey1863bd1/0433
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