Friedrich, Duke of Saxony

Friedrich, Duke of Saxony

Titles

Friedrich, Duke of Saxony

[cda 2021]

Friedrich III the Wise, Elector of Saxony

[Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 43] [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, no. 42]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[cda 2021]

Painting on pear or beech wood

[Schuttwolf 2011, 89, no. 257]

The painting shows a half-length portrait of Friedrich of Saxony against a neutral blue background, facing to his left. He is wearing a simple black jacket over a pleated white shirt with a high collar. A black beret sits at an angle on his head and a linked chain hangs

The painting shows a half-length portrait of Friedrich of Saxony against a neutral blue background, facing to his left. He is wearing a simple black jacket over a pleated white shirt with a high collar. A black beret sits at an angle on his head and a linked chain hangs around his neck. His right hand prominently displays a ring on the index finger, and with it he clasps the lapel of his jacket. His left hand is only just visible in the bottom right corner.

[cda 2021]

Attribution
Master I.S.

Attribution

Master I.S.

[Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 43] [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, no. 42] [Schuttwolf 2011, 88, 89 no. 257]

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, 186, no. 42] [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, 148]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 51.5 x 37.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 51.5 x 37.5 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, no. 43]

  • Dimensions of support: 47 x 34 cm

  • [Schuttwolf 2011, 89, no. 257]

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: 'FRIDERICVS DVX // SAX: GEÖRGU F.'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - top right corner: 'FRIDERICVS DVX // SAX: GEÖRGU F.'
Owner
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Repository
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Location
Moscow
CDA ID
RU_SMBKPM_935
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/RU_SMBKPM_935/

Provenance

  • recorded in the inventory of the collection in Gotha from 1644, fol. 1, no. 11
  • recorded in 1890 in Aldenhoven's catalogue of the Herzoglichen Gemäldegalerie zu Gotha, no. 377
  • Verlustdokumentation Neumeister: '1944 noch vorhanden' (still there in 1944)
    [Schuttwolf 2011, 89, no. 257]
  • Puschkin-Museum Moscow from about 1946
    [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, 149, nos. 38-46]

Exhibitions

St Petersburg 2016, no. 42
Moscow 2016, no. 43

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 224 Fig. 30
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 154 043 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 186 042 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 88, 89 257 Fig. p. 88
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 375
AuthorCarl Aldenhoven
TitleHerzogliches Museum zu Gotha. Katalog der Herzoglichen Gemäldegalerie
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1890
Rathgeber 1835 192 005
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]

  • Friedrich, Duke of Saxony, about 1560

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