Cranach - Portrait of Martin Luther
Portrait of Martin Luther
Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Younger
Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberPL_MNW_MOb1757
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/PL_MNW_MOb1757
FR (1978) No.FR-none
Title:
Portrait of Martin Luther[Cat. Warsaw 2000, 84]
Attribution:
Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Younger [Cat. Warsaw 2000, 84]
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Younger[Heydenreich, cda 2012]
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Dating:
1564 or later[cda 2013]
1564[Cat. Warsaw 2000, 84]
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Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerMuzeum Narodowe w Warszawie
RepositoryMuzeum Narodowe w Warszawie
LocationWarsaw
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 86 x 66 cm [Cat. Warsaw 2000, 84]
Support:
Painting on canvas [Cat. Warsaw 2000, 84]
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the top right: winged serpent and date '1564'
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
- bottom: 'REVERENDVS VIR DOCTOR MARTINVS LVTHERVS NATVS ANO M.CCCC.LXXXIII. IIII.ID. NOVEMB: HORA XI. ANTE MEDIAM NOCTEM IN OPPIDO CHERVUSCORVM ISLEBEA IDEM MORTVVS EST ANO M.D.XLVI. XII CAL: MARTII. QVI FVIT DIES CONCORDIAE IN PATRIA. ET SEPVLTVS EST WITEBERGAE IN TEMPLO ARCIS.' [Görres, cda 2012]
Description:
Portrait of the Reformer against a grey background, a curtain is inferred in the top left corner. Luther looks to the right, he wears a black cloak and has short grey hair. He holds a closed book in his hands. [Görres, cda 2012]
Provenance:
- probably since the aquisition in Wittenberg in the church of St. Elisabeth in Breslau
- 1942 evacuated to the collecting point at Kamenz
- 1946 National Museum Warsaw
- since January 2012 on a long term loan to the City Museum of Wroclaw - Historical Museum
[National Museum Warsaw, revised 2012]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Cat. Warsaw 200084
Burgemeister, Grundmann 1933138