Katharina von Bora, half-length, facing left

Katharina von Bora, half-length, facing left

Titles

Katharina von Bora, half-length, facing left

[KKL 2022]

Catharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther

[Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2011]

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

[Klein, Report 1993b]

Wood

[Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2011]

'The pair of portraits depicting Luther and Katharina von Bora, produced for their marriage.'

[Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1966, 512, No. 1285]

Attributions
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop

[KKL 2022]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2011]
[Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1988, 52, No. 33]

Production date
1526

Production date

1526

[Pendant dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 38.8 x 25.8 x 1.0 cm (bevelled to 5 mm at the edges)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 38.8 x 25.8 x 1.0 cm (bevelled to 5 mm at the edges)

  • [Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2021]

Signature / Dating
Pendant with artist's insignia right edge

Signature / Dating

  • Pendant with artist's insignia right edge

  • [KKL 2022]

Owner
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Repository
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Location
Stockholm
CDA ID
SE_NMS_5017
FR (1978) Nr.
FR189-190B
KKL-No
III.M8b, Part of portait group III
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/SE_NMS_5017/

Provenance

  • 'Queen Christina owned a magnificent collection of works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, some of them inherited, others from the booty from Prague (it is not always clear which).'
  • 'appear to have been in the Swedish royal collection since Gustavus Vasa's day; Christina donated them to Johan Holm, ennobled Leijoncrona; he owned the Söderfors anchor works in the parish which now possesses the paintings; in January 1653 Christina gave him 24 copies and 'rubbish' from the 'dispersion from Prague', while in a letter dated 26/1 she expressly mentions both portraits'
    [Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1966, 512, No. 1285]
  • 1887 deposit from Söderfors congregation
    [Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2011]

Exhibitions

Stockholm 1966, No. 1 286
Stockholm 1988, No. 34

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Klein 1994 A 196, 199 Tabs. 4, 9
AuthorPeter Klein
TitleLucas Cranach und seine Werkstatt. Holzarten und dendrochronologische Analyse
Publicationin Claus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff, eds.,Lucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken, Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Pages194-200
Schade, Schuttwolf 1994 50
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
Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1988 53 No. 34 Fig. p. 53
EditorNationalmuseum, Stockholm
TitleCranach och den tyska renässancen
Place of PublicationStockholm
Year of Publication1988
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 108 190B
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1966 512 No. 1286
Authorn. a.
TitleChristina Queen of Sweden - a personality of European civilisation [Nationalmuseum Stockholm]
Place of PublicationStockholm
Year of Publication1966
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 160d
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

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

Maybe identical with paintings in Granberg 1911 – 13, Bd. III, Nos. 252 and 253

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 108, No. 189B]

  • Katharina von Bora, half-length, facing left, 1526

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Technical studies

Date26.08.2021 -

Bildträger

See German Version

05.03.1993Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species: beech wood

Youngest annual ring: 1521

[Klein Report, 05.03.1993]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

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