The burning of books in front of a prince

The burning of books in front of a prince

Title

The burning of books in front of a prince

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 280]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 280]

A pile of books burns at the centre of the image, apparently carried out according to the command of the prince at the left edge, who is flanked by three men and points at the fire. A further group of men on the right edge seem to be discussing the

A pile of books burns at the centre of the image, apparently carried out according to the command of the prince at the left edge, who is flanked by three men and points at the fire. A further group of men on the right edge seem to be discussing the content of a another book.

[Görres, cda 2014]

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

'?' [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, 140, no. 25] '?' [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, 88, no. 15] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 280]

Production date
about 1530

Production date

about 1530

"?" [Exhib. Cat. St Petersburg 2016, 140, no. 25] "?" [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, 88, no. 15] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 280]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 40 x 68 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 40 x 68 cm

  • [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 280]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Repository
Puschkin Museum
Location
Moscow
CDA ID
RU_SMBKPM_968
FR (1978) Nr.
FR280
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/RU_SMBKPM_968/

Provenance

  • recorded in Gotha since 1681, 'aus Altenburg' (from Altenburg)
  • lost after World War II
    [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 280]
  • 1935 on display; ThHStAWeimar, Thüringisches Ministerium für Volksbildung und Justiz, Abteilung Volksbildung in Weimar, on loan from the Duke of Sachsen-Coburg and the Gotha’sche Stiftung für Kunst und Wissenschaft, C 1624:
  • 31.5.1935 recorded in the inventory of national valuable art objects (Verzeichnis national wertvoller Kunstdenkmäler)
  • arrived in Moscow c. 1946
    [Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016, 88, no. 15]
  • Puschkin-Museum Moscow, Object 101062, no. ЭЖ-968 (Deutscher Meister, 'Bücherverbrennung', 41 x 69 cm)
    See also the entry in the Lost Art-database, Stiftung Deutsches Zentrum für Kulturgutverluste: Lost Art-ID 109954, accessed 17 Dec. 2019

Exhibitions

Erfurt 1903, no. 64
Moscow 2016, no. 15
St Petersburg 2016, no. 25

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Moscow 2016 88, 89 015 Figs.
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 140-143 025 Figs.
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 48 058
AuthorAllmuth Schuttwolf
TitleVerlustdokumentation der Gothaer Kunstsammlungen. Die Gemäldesammlung
Volume2
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication2011
Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994 1.37-5
EditorStiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha
TitleGotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Schade, Schuttwolf 1994 70 1.37-5 Fig. p. 70
AuthorWerner Schade, Allmuth Schuttwolf
TitleMalerei und Plastik
Publicationin Allmuth Schuttwolf, ed., Gotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Gotha
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Pages15-94
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 280
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
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
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 230
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
Friedländer 1905 15
AuthorMax J. Friedländer
TitleDie Tafelmalerei des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts
Publicationin Oscar Döring, Georg Voss, eds., Meisterwerke der Kunst aus Sachsen und Thüringen
Place of PublicationMagdeburg
Year of Publication1905
Pages3-18
Exhib. Cat. Erfurt 1903 064
EditorOskar Doering
TitleKatalog der kunstgeschichtlichen Ausstellung zu Erfurt, September 1903
Place of PublicationMagdeburg
Year of Publication1903
Link https://archive.org/details/katalogderkunstg00ange/page/n1/mode/2up
Parthey 1863 698 003
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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