Martin Luther with cloak and doctor cap

Martin Luther with cloak and doctor cap

Titles

Martin Luther with cloak and doctor cap

[KKL 2022]

Martin Luther

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Painting on wood, transferred to canvas

Medium

Painting on wood, transferred to canvas

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

See German text version

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder or Circle
Werkstatt Lucas Cranach der Ältere

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder or Circle

[KKL 2022]

Werkstatt Lucas Cranach der Ältere

[Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt, Lutherhaus Wittenberg]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Production dates
1520s
after 1546

Production dates

1520s

[KKL 2022]

about 1520

[Exhib. Cat. Minneapolis/ New York/Atlanta 2017, No. 132]

after 1546

probably after Luther's death [Schuchardt 2015, 37]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 26.0 x 18.6 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 26.0 x 18.6 cm

  • Dimensions of the painted surface (cropped at both sides and at the bottom): 25.2 x 17.5 cm [KKL 2022]

  • Dimensions including frame: 47.5 x 40.5 cm

  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt
Repository
Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Location
Wittenberg
CDA ID
DE_LHW_G163
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
KKL-No
I.6M3, Part of portait group I
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_LHW_G163/

Provenance

  • Italian private collection
    [Auct. Cat. Munich 2002, Lot 2]
  • Kunsthaus Trost, Munich
  • 2002 Acquisition
    [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Schuchardt 2015 B 34, 35, 37 Fig. 11
AuthorGünter Schuchardt
TitlePrivileg und Monopol - Die Lutherporträts der Cranach-Werkstatt
Publicationin Günther Schuchardt, ed., Cranach, Luther und die Bildnisse, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2015
Pages24-52
Joestel 2008 125 p. 124
EditorVolkmar Joestel
TitleLuthers Schatzkammer. Kostbarkeiten im Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Place of PublicationDößel
Year of Publication2008
Schuchardt 2004
AuthorGünter Schuchardt
TitleLuther seitenrichtig - Luther seitenverkehrt? Die Bildnisse im Leben und im Tod - Werkstattprinzip und Werkstattprivileg Cranachs und seiner Mitarbeiter
Volume2003
JournalWartburg-Jahrbuch
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2004
Pages9-30
  • Martin Luther with cloak and doctor cap, 1520s

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Technical studies

Date2018 - 2021

Support

See German version

06. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- fluid, black medium and brush

Type/Ductus:

- possibly thin traced lines

Function:

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

Deviations:

- hardly any alterations made during the painting process

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

Comments:

- possibly transferred from a pre-existing design (traced)

- the contours of the painted version of the hat were redefined during the painting process

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Ingo Sandner
  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich

Condition Reports

Date2018 - 2021

See German version

  • examined by Wibke Ottweiler

Date21.05.2012

  • numerous retouches

  • the painting is glazed

  • written by Unknown

Conservation History

Date09.03.2003

  • conservation treatment by Ateliergemeinschaft Reschke & Beck

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