Mary Cleophas and Alphaeus (with the features of Frederick the Wise) with two of their sons, Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Mary Cleophas and Alphaeus (with the features of Frederick the Wise) with two of their sons
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Mary Cleophas and Alphaeus (with the features of Frederick the Wise) with two of their sons, 1509


Dimensions
120.0 x 43.5 x min. 0.7 cm
maximum depth
1.0 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Inventory Number
1398
Object Number
1398B
Acquisition
Purchased in 1906 with funds provided by the Carl Schaub foundation, the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V., the City of Frankfurt am Main, and donations
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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Basic Information

Title
Mary Cleophas and Alphaeus (with the features of Frederick the Wise) with two of their sons
Painter
Altar
The Holy Kinship (so-called "Torgau Altarpiece")
Part Number / Total
2 / 5
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Purchased in 1906 with funds provided by the Carl Schaub foundation, the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V., the City of Frankfurt am Main, and donations

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 678

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11HH(MARY KLEOPHAS) Mary Kleophas, sister of the Virgin Mary, mother of James the Less ('Maria Jacobi'); possible attributes: jar of ointment
  • 11H(ALPHÄUS) male saints (ALPHÄUS)
  • 31A231(+4) standing figure (+ three-quarter view)
  • 11H(JAMES THE LESS)2 the apostle James the Less, first bishop of Jerusalem; possible attributes: book, fuller's club, scroll - early life of male saint
  • 42A31 nursing, suckling
  • 11H(JOSEPH BARSABBAS)2 male saints (JOSEPH BARSABBAS) - early life of male saint
  • 31A2351 sitting on the ground
  • 49N reading
Secondary
Associative

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02.07.2020