|CDA ID / Inventory Number||DE_DSM_NONE-DSM001b|
|FR (1978) No.||FR-none|
|Altarpiece of St Heinrich [left movable wing]: St John Baptist [recto]; St Sixtus [verso]||[cda 2015]|
|Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop||[Cat. Merseburg 2006, 49-55]|
|1537||[Vereinigte Domstifter, revised 2014]|
|1535 - 1537||[Cat. Merseburg 2006, 49-55]|
|Owner||Vereinigte Domstifter zu Merseburg und Naumburg und des Kollegiatstifts Zeitz|
|- on the halo: 'S: IOHANNES DER TEVFFER' [recto] - on the halo: 'SANCTVS SIXTVS' [verso] [cda 2015]|
|Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:|
|none [cda 2015]|
|Reference on Page||Catalogue Number||Figure/Plate|
|Exhib. Cat. Merseburg 2015|
|Sandner 2015 A|
|Ramm 2015||159-162||Figs.22, 25|
|Cat. Merseburg 2006||49-55||II.1|
|Flechsig 1900 A||131|
|Schuchardt 1851 C||92-93||349|
A copy of the contract for the Heinrich Altarpiece that went to ,meyster Lucas Mahlern’ has been found. In the contract the iconography of the panels as well as a lost predella are described in great detail and should be assembled in the following order: Interior: St John the Baptist – The Crucifixion – Emperor Henry II.
Exterior: Maximus – Pope Sixtus – Lawrence – Romanus
Reverse: St John the Evangelist – The Lamentation – Bartholomew
Predella: Christ Blessing
In accordance with this new documented evidence the panels have been rearranged with one exception. The arrangement in the contract was evidently changed during the execution as in the constellation described Maximus and Bartholomew would both be facing outwards. This wing panel has been turned around.
[Ramm 2015, 159-161]
The images in the cda show the winged altarpiece before the discovery of this document and the associated rearrangement.