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 trimming, a white shirt with a black band and holds a small, closed book in his hands. He is bare-headed and he does not look at the viewer. He is depicted against a

A half-length portrait facing right. The sitter wears a black gown, a black doublet with a red trimming, a white shirt with a black band and holds a small, closed book in his hands. He is bare-headed and he does not look at the viewer. 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
about 1541

Production date

about 1541

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 33 x 35 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 33 x 35 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 43.3 x 31.5 cm

  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

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

Signature / Dating

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

  • [Görres, cda 2012]

Owner
Evangelisches Predigerseminar Wittenberg
Repository
Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Location
Wittenberg
CDA ID
DE_LHW_G72
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_LHW_G72/

Provenance

  • Hofstaatsdame Frl. von Gersdorff, Berlin
  • 1917 acquisition
    [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Kühne, Strehle 1993 93
AuthorHeinrich Kühne, Jutta Strehle
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere in Wittenberg. Cranachwerke in Wittenberg
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1993
Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 1992 p. 258
AuthorVolkmar Joestel
TitleDer Reformator mit dem Hammer. Zur Wirkungsgeschichte von Luthers "Thesenanschlag" bis 1917
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1992
Treu, Pellmann 1991 p. 4
AuthorMartin Treu, Hans Pellmann
TitleDie Lutherhalle Wittenberg
SeriesKleine Kunstführer
Volume1924
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1991
Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 1984 267 p. 254
AuthorRonny Kabus, Hans-Joachim Beeskow
TitleMartin Luther 1483 bis 1546 in der Staatlichen Lutherhalle Wittenberg. Katalog zur Ausstellung
Place of PublicationRostock
Year of Publication1984
Jordan 1924 61
AuthorJulius Jordan
TitleZur Geschichte der Sammlungen der Lutherhalle 1877-1922
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1924
  • Martin Luther, about 1541

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  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

- an underdrawing is not readily visible; possibly some delicate, fine traced lines (dark chalk) in the face

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

Conservation History

Date13.07.2001

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  • conservation treatment by Ateliergemeinschaft Reschke & Beck

Date31.03.1990

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  • conservation treatment by Werner Körber

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