Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_WSE_M0066
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/DE_WSE_M0066
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Martin Luther[Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
Attribution:
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder"Copy from the 19th century?" [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder [Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1996, No. 163a]
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Dating:
1800 - 1899"Copy from the 19th century?" [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
1533[dated, not authentic] [cda 2013]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
Owner
Repository
LocationEisenach
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 21 x 14.5 x 0.8 cm [cda 2013]
Support:
Painting on wood [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia top left: winged serpent with elevated wings and date '1533' [Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: - bottom left: in red paint 'M66' [Görres, cda 2013]
Description:
Half-length figure facing right, wearing a dark robe and a beret against a pale bluish background. The right arm appears to be supported on the elbow, the hands are placed in his lap. The light brown hair is visible beneath the head attire. Crisp flesh paint, delicate tonal nuances, with slight shadows around the eyes and the nose; lively materiality of the surface. [Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013]
Provenance:
1930 from the estate of Oberburghauptmann von Cranach
[Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013]
Exhibitions:
- Osnabrück 1993, No. 12
- Kronach 1994, No. 178a
- Eisenach 1996, No. 163a
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Schuchardt 2015 B43, 44No. 38Fig. 21
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015108-10938Fig. p. 108
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1996225163a
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.02.2013
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder -  - Martin Luther - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing
  • DESCRIPTION

    Tools/Materials:
    - dry drawing material, dark chalk, in the face over pounced dots? (cannot be confirmed with certainty)

    Type/Ductus:
    - copied lines in the face (traced lines?, pounced dots?)
    - thin lines

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

    Deviations:
    - minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

    INTERPRETATION

    Attribution:
    - not possible

    Comments:
    - probably transferred from a pre-existing design

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    Condition Reports:
    • Date: 2002
    • good condition, hairline cracks on the surface, framed and glazed [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
    • Bearbeiter/in: Daniel Görres
    History of Restoration:
    • Date: 1996
    • minimal retouching along the edge, K. Förster [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
    • Bearbeiter/in: Daniel Görres
    • Date: 1972
    • Conservation by Müller, Kunstsammlungen Weimar [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
    • Bearbeiter/in: Daniel Görres
    • Date: 1953
    • Conservation by Georg Münch, Dresden [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
    • Bearbeiter/in: Daniel Görres
    • Date: 1948
    • Conservation by Teichler, Kunstsammlungen Weimar [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
    • Bearbeiter/in: Daniel Görres