Cranach - Portrait of Martin Luther
Portrait of Martin Luther
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
23.05.2019 - 02:57
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_AGGD_440
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_AGGD_440
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Portrait of Martin Luther[CDA 2011]
Attribution:
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder'Kopie' [Melzer 2005, 52] Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Nachfolger) [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37] Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Nachfolger) [Hosäus 1883, 51, No. 1589][1] [1] [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Werkstatt) [Cat. Ostfalens, II/15][1] [1][Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]
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Dating:
about 1500 - 1699"16. oder 17. Jahrhundert" [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerAnhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
RepositoryAnhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, Dessau
LocationDessau
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 39.2 x 22.6 x 0.5 cm Dimensions including frame: 47.7 x 31.1 x 3.2 cm [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
Support:
Painting on lime wood [Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia above the sitter's head: 'DML' Dated on the right, next to the sitter's cheek: '1529' [CDA 2011]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: - top left: paper label 'Gemäldegalerie Dessau / Werkstatt-Tagebuch Nr. [printed stamp] 380 [handwritten with a feather in brown]' - top half of the panel, centre: red pen 'Jst 1589' - below, left: red pen '1589' - in the centre: white chalk, numbers '1(?) 2(?) 1(?) 0(?)' - lower half of the panel, centre: brush in black '40' - below: red pen '87' - bottom right: paper label with inscription, handwritten in blue ink 'Cranach, Lukas / 440 Bildnis Martin Luther / Jst 1589, GV 236a' Reverse of the frame: - bottom left: paper label "Staatliche Galerie Dessau / Gesamtverzeichnis / Nr. [printed] 236a [handwritten, pencil] [Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
Description:
Half-length portrait of the Reformer in three quarter profile facing right and wearing a black cloak and a black beret. [Görres, cda 2015]
Provenance:
- old ducal Inv. No. 1589, Joachim-Ernst-Stiftung
[Anhaltische Gemälde-Galerie, revised 2011]
- origin unknown
- since 1863 recorded in the Gotisches Haus in Wörlitz (library)
- Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau
[Klingen, Cat. Dessau 1996, 37]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wörlitz 2015120-121
Melzer 200552
Cat. Dessau 199637-38No. 440Fig. 440
Cat. Ostfalen 1933No. II/15
Hartmann 191390No. 1589
Hosäus 188351No. 1589