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Provenance

(Julius Böhler, Munich, owned jointly with August Salomon, Dresden, through Paul Cassirer, Berlin);[1] purchased August 1925 by Ralph Harman [1873-1931] and Mary Batterman [d. 1951] Booth, Detroit; gift 1947 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1926
The Third Loan Exhibition of Old Masters, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1926, no. 17.
1929
Portraits of Women and Children from the 15th to the 20th Centuries, Reinhardt Galleries, New York, 1929.
1939
Masterpieces of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800, New York World's Fair, 1939, no. 61.
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 14.
2007
Cranach der Ältere, Städel Museum, Frankfurt; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2007-2008, no. 69, repro.
2010
Cranach: l'altro Rinascimento a different renaissance, Museo Galleria di Villa Borghese, Rome, 2010-2011, no. 15, repro.
Bibliography
1929
"Illustrierte Berichte: New York." Pantheon 3 (1929): 196, repro. 199.
1932
Friedländer, Max J. and Jakob Rosenberg. Die Gemälde von Lucas Cranach, Berlin, 1932: 50, nos. 104-105, repro. (Rev. ed., The paintings of Lucas Cranach, Amsterdam, 1978: 94, nos. 123-124, repro.)
1933
Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Art in the Century of Progress." The Fine Arts 20, no. 2 (June 1933): repro. 19.
1936
Kuhn, Charles L. A Catalogue of German Paintings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in American Collections. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1936: 37, 91, pl. 19.
1939
Craven, Thomas. A Treasury of Art Masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Present Day. New York, 1939: 261-262, pl. 62.
1939
Vaughan, Malcolm. "Old Masters at the Fair." Parnassus 11 no. 5 (May 1939): 10-11, repro.
1943
Posse, Hans. Lucas Cranach d. Ä. Vienna, 1943: 57, no. 46, repro.
1948
"Gifts from the Booth Collection." The Connoisseur 122 (1948): 40, repro.
1948
Louchheim, Aline B. "Children Should Be Seen." Art News Annual 46 (1948): 56-57, repro.
1948
"News of Art and Artists." The Sunday Star (February 1, 1948): C7, repro.
1948
Recent Additions to the Ralph and Mary Booth Collection. Washington, 1948: unpaginated, repro.
1949
L. J. Roggeveen. "De National Gallery of Art te Washington." Phoenix 4, no. 12 (December 1949): 340, repro. 338.
1949
"Ralph and Mary Booth Bequest in der National Gallery of Art, Washington." Phoebus 2, no. 2 (1949): 71, 75 repro.
1950
"Old Masters in America: Important Gifts to the National Gallery, Washington" The Illustrated London News (September 16, 1950): 449, repro.
1960
Broadley Hugh T. German Painting in the National Gallery of Art (Booklet no. 9 in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC). Washington, 1960: 7, 28-29, color repro.
1963
Ruhmer, Eberhard. Cranach. Translated from the German by Joan Spencer. London, 1963: 84, nos. 16-17, repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 306, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 33.
1965
Werl, Elisabeth. "Herzogin Elisabeth von Sachsen--die Schwester Landgraf Philipps von Hessen in bildlicher Darstellung?" Hessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte 15 (1965): 31-35, repro.
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:114, repro. 115
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 27, no. 897, repro.
1974
Koepplin, Dieter. "Zwei Fürstenbildnisse Cranachs von 1509." Pantheon 32 (1974): 29.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 84, 86, repro. 85, 87.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 162, no. 183, 165, no. 186, repro. 163, 164.
1978
King, Marian. Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1978: 33-34, pl. 13.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 165, no. 180, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 104, repro.
1985
Snyder, James. Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, the Graphic Arts from 1350-1575. New York, 1985: 374-375, fig. 440.
1989
Southgate, M. Therese. "The Cover: Lucas Cranach the Elder, A Princess of Saxony." Journal of the American Medical Association 262, no. 1 (7 July 1989): cover, 9, color repro.
1993
Hand, John Oliver, with the assistance of Sally E. Mansfield. German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1993: 27-31, color repro. 29.
1994
"New Publications." Circle Bulletin no. 11 (Spring 1994): unpaginated, repro.
1995
Löcher, Kurt. Review of German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries, by John Oliver Hand with the assistance of Sally E. Mansfield. Kunstchronik 43 no. 1 (January 1995): 15.
1999
Beckett, Wendy. My Favorite Things: 75 Works of Art from Around the World. New York, 1999: 20, repro.
2001
Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA II: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Chicago, 2001: 88-89, 211, color repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 138, no. 104, color repro.
2011
Nuechterlein, Jeanne. Translating Nature Into Art: Holbein, The Reformation, and Renaissance Rhetoric. University Park, Pennsylvania, 2011: 5-6, fig. 6.
Technical Summary

The support consists of a single piece of linden that was cut tangentially.[1] The painting has been cradled. Additional strips of wood approximately 1 cm wide have been attached to the left and right edges and retouched to match the adjoining paint. The painting is in fairly good condition, although there is extensive worm tunneling on the reverse. The face is somewhat abraded, and there is a good deal of thin retouching in the shadows. Scattered throughout are very small retouchings covering losses and abrasion.

[1] Klein, examination report, 29 September 1987, in NGA curatorial files.