Cranach - Portrait of Martin Luther
Portrait of Martin Luther
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_MKKM_1232BRD
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Portrait of Martin Luther[Cat. Münster 1990, No. 230]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Münster 1986, 106]
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Münster 1990, No. 230]
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about 1525 - 1526[Cat. Münster 1986, 106]
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OwnerFederal Republic of Germany
RepositoryLWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster
Dimensions of support: 37 x 24.4 cm [Cat. Münster 1990, No. 230]
Painting on beech wood [Cat. Münster 1990, No. 230]
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The portrait shows him in the simple attire of a cleric. This portrait type was mass-produced in the Cranach workshop to satisfy the great demand for portraits of the reformer, so that today at least nine versions of this painting that was paired with a portrait of Luther's wife are known to exist. [LWL-Museum für Kunst und Lultur Münster, revised 2017]
- before 1700 in the collection of Legionsrat M. Lichtwer, Dresden
- 1827 the property of E. M. Luwig von Pott (adhesive label on the reverse of the portrait of Bora)
- 1937 Galerie Almas-Dietrich, Munich, sent to the Reich Chancellery, Berlin: 'Sonderauftrag Linz' (Special order Linz)
- on permanent loan from the federal republic of Germany
[Angelika Lorenz, in Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009, No. 4]
- Nuremberg 1983, No. 557
- Münster 1985, No. 60
- Bremen 2009, No. 4
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Beyer 2002124
Cat. Münster 1990464-466230
Cat. Münster 1986106
Exhib. Cat. Münster 198560
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983411557
Luther 1979