Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Title

Martin Luther

[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 black gown, a black doublet with a red edge, a white shirt with a black band, bare-headed, and holds a small, closed book in his hands. He is depicted against 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
1540

Production date

1540

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 20 x 14.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 20 x 14.5 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 33 x 27.5 cm

  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia left of sitter's head: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left; in black paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia left of sitter's head: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing left; in black paint

  • [Görres, cda 2012]

Owner
Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt
Repository
Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Location
Wittenberg
CDA ID
DE_LHW_G70
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_LHW_G70/

Provenance

  • R. Lepke? (No. 1772), Berlin
  • 1917 Acquisition
    [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 1992 p. 191
AuthorVolkmar Joestel
TitleDer Reformator mit dem Hammer. Zur Wirkungsgeschichte von Luthers "Thesenanschlag" bis 1917
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1992
Jordan 1924 28, 65, 73
AuthorJulius Jordan
TitleZur Geschichte der Sammlungen der Lutherhalle 1877-1922
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1924
Jordan 1920 9-10
AuthorJulius Jordan
TitleLutherhalle Wittenberg. Führer durch die Sammlungen des Lutherhauses
Place of PublicationWittenberg
IssueSecond edition
Year of Publication1920
  • Martin Luther, 1540

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Technical studies

06. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date2001

  • conservation treatment by Ateliergemeinschaft Reschke & Beck

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