Cranach - Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder
Museum "Luthers Sterbehaus", Eisleben
17.06.2019 - 02:41
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_WSE_M0183
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FR (1978) No.FR-none
Martin Luther[Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder[Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerWartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach
RepositoryMuseum "Luthers Sterbehaus", Eisleben
Dimensions of support: 65.1 x 51.2 x 0.4 cm [cda 2013]
Painting on wood [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
Signature / Date:
Dated on left edge: '1546'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Original Inscriptions:
- at the top edge: 'D.MARTINVS LVTHERVS. Nascebatur Islebiae Anno at nato Saluatore M.CCCC.LXXXIII. Vndecimo ante Calendas Nouembris Hora X post meridiem.' - at the right: 'Sparsa Evangelii rur Sus noua Lumina munduS Viderat. et domini renoVatum nomen in orbE Nuncius iste alacris refeRebat. At impia praesuL Impius arma capit furit Edita sedibus Orcl Turba rudis Monachi sed et His Diuina LutheruM Rettulit e Monstris cerTi Clementia Fatl Audit ibi Sanctos ac Vates patris in ArcE Martinus junctus pauLo et tibi maxime DauiD." (capital letters read in vertical direction bottom to top: 'MARTINVS LVTHERVS DEI MILES' [cda 2013]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
Reverse of the panel: - in the upper section (on the cradle): '262' - bottom right (on the panel): in red paint 'M183' [Görres, cda 2013]
Bust portrait shown from the right in three-quarter profile against a green background. Luther wears a black robe under a gown of the same colour, a red stripe and a white collar are visible at the neckline. He has short grey hair and holds a book in his hands. [Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013]
not specified
Eisenach 1996, No. 251
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Schuchardt 2015 B46No. 46Fig. 25
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015116-11746Fig. p. 117
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1996278251
Nebe 1927pl. 19
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 01.02.2013
  • Technical examination / Scientific analysis
  • Infrared reflectography
  • Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder - Museum "Luthers Sterbehaus", Eisleben - Martin Luther - Infrared Images
  • Underdrawing

    - an underdrawing is not visible

    [Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich cda 2014]
    • photographed by: Gunnar Heydenreich
    • photographed by: Ingo Sandner
    Condition Reports:
    • Date: 2001
    • cracks in the paint layers, restored [Wartburg-Stiftung revised 2013]
    • Bearbeiter/in: Daniel Görres