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 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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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 the Carl Schaub foundation, the 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
Associative

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02.07.2020