The Holy Kinship, Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Holy Kinship
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Lucas Cranach the Elder

The Holy Kinship, 1509


Dimensions
120.0 x 99.0 x min. 0.5 cm
maximum depth
0.6 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Inventory Number
1398
Object Number
1398A
Acquisition
Acquired in 1906 with funds provided by Carl Schaub-Stiftung, 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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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Holy Kinship
Painter
Altar
The Holy Kinship (so-called "Torgau Altarpiece")
Part Number / Total
1 / 5
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert auf der an der rechten Säule hängenden Tafel: Lvcas . Chronvs / Faciebat / Anno . 1509

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
Acquired in 1906 with funds provided by Carl Schaub-Stiftung, Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V., the City of Frankfurt am Main, and donations

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73A2223 'Anna selbdritt' with Anna's three husbands and sometimes also Joseph present
  • 11H(SIMON)2 the apostle Simon Zelotes (or Simon the Canaanite); possible attributes: book, saw, scroll - early life of male saint
  • 11H(JUDE THADDAEUS)2 the apostle Jude Thaddaeus; possible attributes: book, club, halberd, scroll - early life of male saint
  • 11F7152 Christ-child accepting, reaching out for something ~ Madonna-representations
  • 48C513 portrait, self-portrait of painter
Secondary
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12.01.2021