|CDA ID / Inventory Number||DE_LHW_G156|
|FR (1978) No.||FR-none|
|Law and Grace||[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]|
|Lucas Cranach the Elder||[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]|
|Lucas Cranach the Younger||[Exhib. Cat. Gotha/Kassel 2015, 180, No. 47] [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]|
|about 1550||[Exhib. Cat. Gotha 2015, No. 47] [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]|
|Owner||Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt|
|- top left: 'RO: I PALAM [FIT] IRA DEI DE COELO [A]DVERSUS OMNEM IMPIETATEM ET IVSTITIAM [sic]  HOMINUM.' - top, centre: 'ESAIAE VII DOMINVS IPSE DABIT VOBIS SIGNVM ECCE VIRGO CONCIPIET ET PARIET FILIVM' - in the text block at the bottom edge of the painting, in six columns: 'OMNES ENIM PECCAVE- RVNT AC DESTITVVNTV[R] GLORIA DEI ROM: III' 'ACVLEVS AVTEM MORTIS PECCATVM POTENTIA VERO PECCATI LEX I COR: XV LEX IRAM OPERATVR ROM: IIII' 'PER LEGEM AGNITIO PEC CATI ROM: III OMNES PRO- PHETAE ET IPSA LEX VS- QUE AD IOANNEM PRO- PHETAVERVNT MATTHAEI XI' 'NAM IN CHRISTO IESV NEQ: CIRCVMCISIO QVIDQ VALET NEQ: PREPVTIVM SED FIDES OPERANS P DILECTIONEM AD GAL: V' 'ECCE AGNVS ILLE DEI QVI TOLLIT PECCATA MVNDI IO: I PER SANC- TIFICATIONEM SPIRITVS IN OBEDIENTIAM ET AS- PERSIONEM SANGVINIS [IESU CHRISTI PETRI [?] I] 'ABSORPTA EST MORS IN VIC- TORIAM VBI TVVS MORS ACVLEVS VBI TVA INFERNE VICTORIA SED DEO GRATIA QVI DEDIT NOBIS VICTORIA[M] PER DOMINVM NOSTR[VM IESUM CHRISTUM I COR: XV [?]]  the wording of the Letter to the Romans in the Vulgata reads: 'INIVSTITIAM HOMINUM' [Görres, CDA 2012]|
|Reference on Page||Catalogue Number||Figure/Plate|
|Poulsen 2015 A||68|
|Hoppe-Harnoncourt 2015||163, Fn. 52|
|Waterman 2015||282, 283, Fn. 12; 284|
|Joestel 2008||134||pp. 135-137|
|Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974||508, 510||No. 355|
|Rieske-Braun [n. d.]|
|The the panel corresponds with the so-called 'Gotha type' iconography of Law and Mercy. |
[Görres, CDA 2012]
|[...] On the basis of his ermine coat the prophet Daniel can be identified among the figures gathered around Moses with the commandment tablets. [...]|
Opposite the side of Grace exhibits some diviations from the formula of the gotha panel as found on other paintings from the workshop. The conception is depicted in place of the Annunciation to the shepherds shown on the panel in Gotha. And the Risen christ standing triumphant over Death and the devil is not represented on the panel in Gotha.
The small panel - all the other versions from the Cranach workshop are considerably larger in size - was probably created for an educated client. this is supported by the fact that in contrast to all the other versions of 'Law and Grace' here the inscription is in Latin. However, despite that the chosen biblical texts are the same as thoses on the earlier versions.
 In addition to the present panel the figure of Daniel, who can be identified on the basis of his ermine coat, was only depicted on a version from 1536 that was auctioned in 2014 at Christie's, a fragment in Munich which is generally considered to be part of a further version, as well as on the title page of 'Die Propheten alle Deudsch'., published in 1541.
[Exhib. Cat. Gotha/Kassel 2015, 180]