Cranach - Christ and the Adulteress
Christ and the Adulteress
Hans Kemmer
St. Annen-Museum, Lübeck
17.06.2019 - 03:16
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_SAML_1921-84
Persistent Link
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Christ and the Adulteress[cda 2017]
Hans Kemmer [St. Annen-Museum, revised 2017] [Emmendörffer 1998, 211] [] (accessed 22.Nov.2016)
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerKulturstiftung Hansestadt Lübeck, die Lübecker Museen
RepositorySt. Annen-Museum, Lübeck
Dimensions of support: 92 x 137.5 cm [] (accessed 22.Nov.2016)
Painting on oak wood [] (accessed 22.Nov.2016)
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the lower edge: 'HK' and dated '1530'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
- on the balustrade
The painting shows Christ gently touching the arm of the adulteress. She has her arms folded and looks at Christ. A group of men have gathered around them. An architectural setting is indicated in the background, while in the foreground a balustrade separates the viewer from the event.
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998229, 23023.1Figs. 23.1, 23.1a-b
Emmendörffer 1998211, 212, 214Fig. 22.7
Material / Technique:
  • Date:
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared refectography
  • Underdrawing
  • - relatively freehand underdrawing over a pounced design
    [Sandner 1998, 229-230, No. 23.1., figs. 23.1a-b]