Friedrich the Wise

Friedrich the Wise

Title

Friedrich the Wise

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

A half-length portrait, facing right. The sitter wears a fur-trimmed gown, a hat with flaps, a black doublet and a white pleated and embroideded shirt. He is depicted in front of a light blue background.

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Production date
1532

Production date

1532

Dated [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 16 x 13 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 16 x 13 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 23.3 x 12.5 (?) cm

  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia left of sitter's head: winged serpent und dated "1532"

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia left of sitter's head: winged serpent und dated "1532"

  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Inscriptions and Labels
- top right: handwritten label: 'Friderich der Drit / C // furst und herzog z // Sachssen' (the end of each …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - top right: handwritten label: 'Friderich der Drit / C[hur] // furst und herzog z[u] // Sachssen' (the end of each line is cut off)
  • - bottom:
  • paper label (only the top edge is preserved after the panel was trimmed). The printed text appears to have listed the elector's achievements.
  • [Görres, CDA 2012]
Owner
Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt
Repository
Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Location
Wittenberg
CDA ID
DE_LHW_G22
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_LHW_G22/

Provenance

Augustin Collection
[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Joestel 2008 30-31 p. 30
EditorVolkmar Joestel
TitleLuthers Schatzkammer. Kostbarkeiten im Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Place of PublicationDößel
Year of Publication2008
Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 1992 41-42 p. 41
AuthorVolkmar Joestel
TitleDer Reformator mit dem Hammer. Zur Wirkungsgeschichte von Luthers "Thesenanschlag" bis 1917
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1992
Kabus 1986 5, 33, 34 p. 34
AuthorRonny Kabus
Title"Es erstattet doch nimmer ein Sieg, was verloren wird durch den Krieg"
SeriesSchriftenreihe der Staatlichen Lutherhalle Wittenberg
Volume2
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1986
Jordan 1920 13
AuthorJulius Jordan
TitleLutherhalle Wittenberg. Führer durch die Sammlungen des Lutherhauses
Place of PublicationWittenberg
IssueSecond edition
Year of Publication1920
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Technical studies

06. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date17.07.2001

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  • conservation treatment by Ateliergemeinschaft Reschke & Beck

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