Ernst the Confessor, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle

Ernst the Confessor, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle

Title

Ernst the Confessor, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle

[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 black beret, a black embroidered doublet, a white shirt and a double chain. He holds his hands in front of the gown and wears a ring with a blue stone on his right index finger. The background is

A half-length portrait facing right. the sitter wears a fur-trimmed gown, a black beret, a black embroidered doublet, a white shirt and a double chain. He holds his hands in front of the gown and wears a ring with a blue stone on his right index finger. The background is blue.

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Attributions
Master I.S.
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Master I.S.

[cda 2020]

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Production date
about 1500 - 1599

Production date

about 1500 - 1599

"16. Jahrhundert"
[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 49.4 x 35.2 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 49.4 x 35.2 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 57 x 44 cm

  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Signature / Dating
None
Inscriptions and Labels
- top right: 'ERNESTVS // DVX LVNEBVR'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - top right:
  • 'ERNESTVS // DVX LVNEBVR[...]'
  • [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]
Owner
Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt
Repository
Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Location
Wittenberg
CDA ID
DE_LHW_G89
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_LHW_G89/

Provenance

  • recorded in Gotha in an inventory from the 18th century
  • 1939 purchased (possibly from the Schlossmuseum ?)
    [Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Wittenberg 1992 p. 183
AuthorVolkmar Joestel
TitleDer Reformator mit dem Hammer. Zur Wirkungsgeschichte von Luthers "Thesenanschlag" bis 1917
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1992
Kabus 1986 5
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 1924 29
AuthorJulius Jordan
TitleZur Geschichte der Sammlungen der Lutherhalle 1877-1922
Place of PublicationWittenberg
Year of Publication1924

Research History / Discussion

'does not appear to be by the same artist who executed the portraits of Johann and Johann-Friedrich, compare with Ernst of Braunschweig-Grubenhagen, in the past it has been attributed to the Meister I. S., see G 88 and G 91'

[Lutherhaus Wittenberg, revised 2012]

  • Ernst the Confessor, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle, about 1500 - 1599

Images

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Technical studies

06. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- dry drawing material, dark chalk

Type/Ductus:

- delicate, fine traced lines

Function:

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

Deviations:

- minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

Comments:

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

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2012]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner
  • X-radiography
  • x_radiograph

Condition Reports

Date1983

continuous crack

  • examined by Unknown

Conservation History

Date01.05.2001

  • conservation treatment by Ateliergemeinschaft Reschke & Beck

Date25.01.1983

  • written by Susanne Guthknecht

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