Cranach - Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon
Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
25.05.2020 - 16:31
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_BStGS_5422
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_BStGS_5422
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon[CDA 2010]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010]
Dating:
about 1533[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 132, No. 5422]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerBayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
RepositoryAlte Pinakothek, Munich
LocationMunich
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 20.5 x 14.5 cm [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010] [Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 132, No. 5422]
Support:
Painting on beech wood (Fagus sylvatica) [Klein, Report 2013] [Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 132, 5422] [Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010]
Signature / Date:
None
Description:
A half-length portrait of Melanchthon facing left against a blue background. He wears a black gown and his hands are clasped.
Provenance:
- 1799 acquired from the Galerie Zweibrücken
[Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, revised 2010]
[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 132, No. 5422]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Munich 201160-61, 132Nos. 5, 5422Fig. p. 61
Interpretation / History / Discussion:
The pendant to this portrait of Melanchthon could be the portrait of Luther in the Germanische Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg (5417), dated '1533'.
[Exhib. Cat. Munich 2011, 60, No. 5]
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 24.11.2013
  • Scientific analysis
  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology
  • Support
  • - 1 plank
    - earliest date felled 1527; earliest date of production 1529
    - examined on the 11.10.2007

    [Martin Schawe, Alte Pinakothek München, 26.03.2010]
    • analysed by: Peter Klein