Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen

Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen

Title

Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen

[cda 2021]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[cda 2021]

Painting on pear or beech wood

[Schuttwolf 2011, 89, no. 258]

The painting shows a half-length portrait of Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen against a neutral blue background, facing to his left. He is wearing a fur cloak over a black tunic with decorative stitching and a pleated white shirt with a high collar. A long linked chain is half concealed by

The painting shows a half-length portrait of Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen against a neutral blue background, facing to his left. He is wearing a fur cloak over a black tunic with decorative stitching and a pleated white shirt with a high collar. A long linked chain is half concealed by his clothes and a choker with four rings threaded onto it hangs around his neck. His hands are clasped together and the right one displays a ring on the index finger.

[cda 2021]

Attribution
Master I.S.

Attribution

Master I.S.

[Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 41] [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, no. 40] [Schuttwolf 2011, 89 no. 258]

Production dates
about 1560
1540 - 1570

Production dates

about 1560

[Teget-Welz 2018, 211, 215]

1540 - 1570

second third of the 16th century [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, 183, no. 40] [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, 148]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 48.5 x 38 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 48.5 x 38 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 41]

  • Dimensions of support: 47 x 34 cm

  • [Schuttwolf 2011, 89, no. 258]

Signature / Dating
Artist's monogram above the sitter's right shoulder: 'IS' (linked)

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's monogram above the sitter's right shoulder: 'IS' (linked)

Inscriptions and Labels
- top right corner: 'WOLFGANG: PRIN // CEPS ANHALTINO'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - top right corner: 'WOLFGANG: PRIN // CEPS ANHALTINO'
Owner
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Repository
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Location
Moscow
CDA ID
RU_SMBKPM_932
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/RU_SMBKPM_932/

Provenance

  • recorded in the inventory of the collection in Gotha from 1644, fol. 1, no. 26
  • recorded in 1890 in Aldenhoven's catalogue of the Herzoglichen Gemäldegalerie zu Gotha, no. 378
  • listed as being still in the museum in the catalogue 1943, p. 269
  • Verlustdokumentation Neumeister
    [Schuttwolf 2011, 89, no. 258]
  • Puschkin-Museum Moscow from about 1946
    [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, 149, nos. 38-46]

Exhibitions

St Petersburg 2016, no. 40
Moscow 2016, no. 41

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 220 Fig. 8
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
TitleCranach in Coburg. Gemälde von Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Lucas Cranach d.J., der Werkstatt und des Umkreises in den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Teget-Welz 2018
AuthorManuel Teget-Welz
TitleVon Gotha in die Ganze Welt. Die Fürstenserie des Monogrammisten IS
Publicationin Klaus Weschenfelder, ed., Cranach in Coburg. Gemälde von Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Lucas Cranach d.J., der Werkstatt und des Umkreises in den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Pages209-228
Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016 152 041 Fig.
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 183 040 Fig.
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 89 258 Fig. p. 89
AuthorAllmuth Schuttwolf
TitleVerlustdokumentation der Gothaer Kunstsammlungen. Die Gemäldesammlung
Volume2
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication2011
Bernhard, Rogner 1965 127
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 378
AuthorCarl Aldenhoven
TitleHerzogliches Museum zu Gotha. Katalog der Herzoglichen Gemäldegalerie
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1890
Rathgeber 1835 192 015
AuthorGeorg Rathgeber
TitleBeschreibung der Herzoglichen Gemälde-Galerie zu Gotha
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1835
Link https://dhb.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/ufb_cbu_00011801

Research History / Discussion

These paintings [the seven portraits from Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha] were without doubt originally conceived as a series. This theory is supported by various visual clues, including their similar dimensions and uniform backgrounds. In addition all the sitters are shown as half-length figures in three quarter profile with their hands positioned in front of their bodies. Six of the portraits are signed with the monogram IS. The series was probably created about 1560.

[Teget-Welz 2018, 209]

  • Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, about 1560

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