Cranach - Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_NLMH_PAM973
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_NLMH_PAM973
FR (1978) No.FR312-313
Title:
Martin Luther[Cat. Hannover 1992, 58-59]
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Cat. Hannover 1992, 58-59] [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 312-313]
Dating:
1528[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerNiedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
RepositoryNiedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
LocationHannover
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 37.3 x 23.5 cm [Cat. Hannover 1992, 58]
Support:
Painting on beech wood [Cat. Hannover 1992, 58]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia on the right above the shoulder: winged serpent with elevated wings facing left between the date '1528'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Recto: - top right: Inventory number of a former owner: '109'
Description:
Half-length portrait of the Reformer in three-quarter profile facing right and wearing a black cloak and a black beret. [Görres, cda 2012]
Provenance:
- 1929 L. Blumenreich, Berlin
- 1932 the collection of Fritz Beindorff, Hannover
- Pelikan Art Collection, Hannover (No. 4)
- on loan from the Pelikan AG Hannover
- 1978 acquisition
[Cat. Hannover 1992, 58]
Exhibitions:
- Hannover 1963, No. 1
- Hannover 1985, No. 9
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 201510030
Schuchardt 2015 B40, 413017
Messling 201022, 2317
Cat. Hannover 199258-59
Pickshaus 1988226
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 1983 A16
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979131312-313
Schade 197453
Ficker 1934112, 128Nos. XIII, 143
Friedländer, Rosenberg 193274251
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 2012
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover - Martin Luther - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - dry drawing material, dark chalk

    Type/Ductus:
    - delicate, fine traced lines

    Function:
    - binding for the final painted version; lines delineate contours and describe the facial features; no representation of volume

    Deviations:
    - vey few alterations made during the painting process

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - not possible

    Comments:
    - transferred from a pre-existing design (traced)

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    History of Restoration:
    • Date: 1977
    • - attacked with sulphuric acid on the16th of August 1977 - subsequently treated and restored [Cat. Hannover 1992, 58]
    • restauriert von: Unbekannt