Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

The painting depicts a portrait of a man in a black brocade gown with a white pleated shirt visible at the neckline; he has a black hat on his head. The sitter is shown facing right; his brown beard is trimmed straight beneath his chin, while his moustache extends out

The painting depicts a portrait of a man in a black brocade gown with a white pleated shirt visible at the neckline; he has a black hat on his head. The sitter is shown facing right; his brown beard is trimmed straight beneath his chin, while his moustache extends out quite far on either side. The background is a neutral light blue colour.

[Görres, cda 2016]

Attributions
Lucas Cranach the Younger
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Lucas Cranach the Younger

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Production date
1538

Production date

1538

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 50.17 x 35.72 cm (19 3/4 x 14 1/16 inches)

Dimensions

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia on the left above the shoulder: winged serpent with dropped wings and dated '1538'; in black paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia on the left above the shoulder: winged serpent with dropped wings and dated '1538'; in black paint

  • [cda, 2012]

Owner
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Repository
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Location
Kansas City
CDA ID
US_NAMAKC_31-112
FR (1978) Nr.
FR415
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/US_NAMAKC_31-112/

Provenance

  • Marczell von Nemes (1866-1930), Munich, by 1930
  • purchased at his posthumous sale, Sammlung Marczell von Nemes, Frederik Müller and Co., Paul Cassirer and Hugo Helbing, Munich, 16.06.1931, lot 72, as by Lucas Cranach the Elder, through Harold Woodbury Parsons, by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 1931
    NAMA online database, accessed 23.12.2020

Exhibitions

Kansas City 1936, [no catalogue]
Kansas City 1941, no. 13
New York 1943, no. 16

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Turner Wilcox 2008 87 Fig.
AuthorR. Turner Wilcox
TitleThe Mode in Hats and Headdress. A Historical Survey with 198 plates
Place of PublicationMineola, NY
Year of Publication2008
Cat. Kansas City 2005 9, 13, 29, 30-31, 89-96 Fig.
AuthorBurton L. Dubar, Molly Faries
TitleThe Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. German and Netherlandish Paintings 1450-1600
Place of PublicationKansas City
Year of Publication2005
NAMA Newsletter 1990
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
TitleDamage Minor
JournalNewsletter (NAMA)
IssueSummer 1990
Year of Publication1990
Sanchez, Bye 1990 B-1, B-5
AuthorMary Sanchez, Connie Bye
TitleNightmare at Nelson Gallery. Worse Damage
JournalKansas City Star
IssueJune 16, 1990
Year of Publication1990
Snider, et al. 1990 A-1, A-16
AuthorMary Sanchez, Amy Snider, Angie Scharnhorst
TitleWorks defaced at Nelson
JournalKansas City Star
IssueJune 16, 1990
Year of Publication1990
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 153 415 Fig. p. 199
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Morse 1979 84
AuthorJohn D. Morse
TitleOld Master Paintings in North America
Place of PublicationNew York
Year of Publication1979
Cat. Kansas City 1973 101, 259
EditorRoss E. Taggart, George L. McKenna
TitleHandbook of the Collection in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts. Art of the Occident (Vol. 1)
Place of PublicationKansas City, MO
Year of Publication1973
Cat. Kansas City 1959 74, 261 Fig.
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Ross E. Taggart
TitleHandbook Nelson Gallery of Art Atkins Museum, Kansas City
Place of PublicationKansas City
Year of Publication1959
NAMA Gallery News 1957
Authorn. a.
TitleRecent Acquisition
JournalNAMA Gallery News
Issue24, no. 8 (May 1957)
Year of Publication1957
Cat. Kansas City 1949 74 Fig.
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
TitleThe William Rockhill Nelson Collection (3rd edition)
Place of PublicationKansas City, MO
Year of Publication1949
Exhib. Cat. New York 1943 16
AuthorGeorges de Batz
EditorWildenstein, New York
TitleFashion in Headdress, 1450-1943 [Wildenstein & Co, New York, April-May 1943]
Place of PublicationNew York
Year of Publication1943
Cat. Kansas City 1941 56, 59, 168 Fig.
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
TitleThe William Rockhill Nelson Collection (2nd edition)
Place of PublicationKansas City, MO
Year of Publication1941
NAMA Gallery News 1941 6
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
TitleGallery Changes
JournalGallery News (NAMA)
Issue7, no. 6 (March 1941)
Year of Publication1941
Exhib. Cat. Kansas City 1940 17 013
EditorWilliam Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City
TitleSeventh Anniversary Exhibition of German, Flemish, and Dutch Painting, [William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City]
Place of PublicationKansas City
Year of Publication1940
NAMA Gallery News 1940 1
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
TitleSpecial Exhibitions
JournalGallery News (NAMA)
Issue7, no. 3 (December 1940)
Year of Publication1940
Exhib. Cat. Cambridge, Mass. 1936 44, 102 145
AuthorCharles L. Kuhn
EditorGermanic Museum, Cambridge, Mass.
TitleCatalogue of the Germanic Museum exhibition of German paintings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Lent from American collections
Place of PublicationCambridge Mass.
Year of Publication1936
NAMA News Flashes 1936 3
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Title[n. t.]
JournalNews Flashes (NAMA)
Issue2, no. 8 (March 1936)
Year of Publication1936
Cat. Kansas City 1933 24-25 Fig.
EditorThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
TitleHandbook of the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art
Place of PublicationKansas City
Year of Publication1933
Frankfurter 1933 B 29, 30 Fig.
AuthorAlfred M. Frankfurter
TitlePaintings in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art
Publicationin The William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City Special Number
JournalArt News
Issue32, no. 10 (December 9)
Year of Publication1933
Art News 1932 10, 12 Fig.
AuthorMax J. Friedländer
TitleFour Old Masters for Collection in Kansas City
JournalArt News
Issue30, no. 18 (January 30)
Year of Publication1932
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 91 334 Fig.
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
Auct. Cat. Frankfurt 1931 5 072
EditorHugo Helbing, Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer, Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam
TitleSammlung Marczell von Nemes. Versteigerung im Auftrage der Testamentsvollstrecker des Nachlasses in München, in der Tonhalle , 16. bis 19. Juni 1931
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1931
Link https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/helbing1931_06_16a/0003
Friedländer 1931 142, 144
AuthorMax J. Friedländer
TitleZur Auktion der Sammlung M. V. Nemes
JournalPantheon
Issue7
Year of Publication1931
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23.05.2003Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species: beech wood

Youngest annual ring: 1533

[Klein Report, 23.05.2003]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

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