Cranach - Portrait of Martin Luther
Portrait of Martin Luther
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Stiftung August Ohm, Hamburg
23.10.2019 - 17:16
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_SAOH_2000-3a
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_SAOH_2000-3a
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Portrait of Martin Luther[Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 2015 A, 18]
Attribution:
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 2015 A, 18]
Dating:
1526[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerStiftung August Ohm, Hamburg
RepositoryStiftung August Ohm, Hamburg
LocationHamburg
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 15.4 x 11.6 cm [Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 2015 A, 18]
Support:
Painting on wood [Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 2015 A, 18]
Signature / Date:
None [cda 2016]
Description:
Luther is dressed in a black coat with a high collar, a scholar's gown. The dark brown lining visible on the lapel corresponds with the colour of his doublet. The shirt collar is not visible. [Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 2015 A, 18]
Exhibitions:
- Wittenberg 2015
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wittenb 2015 A18
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.10.2015
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder - Stiftung August Ohm, Hamburg - Portrait of Martin Luther - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Material:
    - fluid dark medium, brush

    Type/Ductus:
    - relatively economic underdrawing; copied or traced
    - thin lines, very short in some places
    Function:
    - relatively binding for the final painted version; the lines delineate the main contours, define forms therein and describe facial feature; no representation of volume with hatching strokes

    Deviations:
    - minor corrections were made to forms during the painting process

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - not possible
    [Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2017]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner