Portrait of Hans Sonnenschein

Portrait of Hans Sonnenschein

Title

Portrait of Hans Sonnenschein

[cda 2017]

Painting on oak

The painting shows a half-length portrait of the Lübeck merchant Hans Sonnenschein against a pale background. He is wearing a fur-trimmed cloak over a black gown that contrast with the white collar and the gloves. Two coats of arms are represented above the sitter in the semi-circular top of the

The painting shows a half-length portrait of the Lübeck merchant Hans Sonnenschein against a pale background. He is wearing a fur-trimmed cloak over a black gown that contrast with the white collar and the gloves. Two coats of arms are represented above the sitter in the semi-circular top of the panel.

On the reverse death is represented as a skeleton holding an hourglass in his hand and there is a banner with text above him.

Attribution
Hans Kemmer

Attribution

Hans Kemmer

[Heydenreich 2021 A, 55] [Exhib. Cat. Lübeck 2021, no. 9] [St. Annen-Museum, revised 2017]
[Museen Nord online database, accessed 22.11.2016] [Emmendörffer 1997, 153] [Schaefer 1917, 3]

Production date
1534

Production date

1534

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 54.6 x 39 cm

Dimensions

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the top right: 'HK' and dated '1534'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the top right: 'HK' and dated '1534'

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse: 'Dat bose vermijt unde acht de tijt' (Avoid evil and pay attention to time) 'Dat bose vermijt unde acht de …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • Reverse: 'Dat bose vermijt unde acht de tijt' (Avoid evil and pay attention to time)
  • [Emmendörffer 1997, 155]
  • 'Dat bose vermijt unde acht de rijt'
  • [Museen Nord online database, accessed 22.11.2016](http://www.museen-sh.de/Objekt/DE-MUS-088015/lido/1974-100)
  • Coat of arms: Sonnenschein: blue ground shown as water charged with a rising sun and two six pointed stars.
  • House mark on a red ground accompanied by the linked initials: ‘WV’ und ‘B’
Owner
Kulturstiftung Hansestadt Lübeck, die Lübecker Museen
Repository
St. Annen-Museum, Lübeck
Location
Lübeck
CDA ID
DE_SAML_1974-100
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SAML_1974-100/

Provenance

  • German private collection
  • American private collection
  • 1974 acquired by the museum
    [Emmendörffer 1997, 156]

Exhibitions

Lübeck 2021, no. 9

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Emmendörffer 2021 129
AuthorChristoph Emmendörffer
TitleHans Kemmer. Lübecks Maler in der Reformation.
Publicationin Dagmar Täube, ed., Lucas Cranach der Ältere und Hans Kemmer. Meistermaler zwischen Renaissance und Reformation [Lübeck, St. Annen-Museum]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2021
Pages125-133
Exhib. Cat. Lübeck 2021 180, 181 009 Figs. pp. 180, 181
EditorDagmar Täube
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere und Hans Kemmer. Meistermaler zwischen Renaissance und Reformation [Lübeck, St. Annen-Museum]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2021
Heydenreich 2021 A 55
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleHans Kemmer: Spuren künstlerischer Gestaltungsprozesse. Teil I: Lübeck
Publicationin Dagmar Täube, ed., Lucas Cranach der Ältere und Hans Kemmer. Meistermaler zwischen Renaissance und Reformation [Lübeck, St. Annen-Museum]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2021
Pages49-57
Exhib. Cat. Lübeck 1993 10
EditorGerhard Gerkens, Antjekathrin Graßmann
TitleDer Lübecker kaufmenn. Aspekte seiner Lebens- und seiner Arbeitswelt vom Mittelalter bis zum 19. Jahrhundert
Place of PublicationLübeck
Year of Publication1993
Dülberg 1990 256 Figs. 256, 274
AuthorAngelica Dülberg
TitlePrivatporträts. Geschichte und Ikonologie einer Gattung im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1990
Blühm 1989 49-50 Fig.
AuthorAndreas Blühm
TitleMuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1989
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983 390 f. 518 Fig. 518
EditorGerhard Bott
TitleMartin Luther und die Reformation in Deutschland. Ausstellung zum 500. Geburtstag Martin Luthers
Place of PublicationFrankfurt a. M.
Year of Publication1983
Wittstock 1982
AuthorJürgen Wittstock
TitleKemmer, Hans (Johann)
Publicationin Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesbibliothek, Gesellschaft für Schleswig-Holsteinische Geschichte und des Vereins für Lübeckische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, eds., Biographisches Lexikon für Schleswig-Holstein und Lübeck
Volume6
Place of PublicationNeumünster
Year of Publication1982
Pages146-147
Cat. Lübeck 1980 58 111
AuthorBjörn R. Kommer, Ulrich Pietsch, Wulf Schadendorf
TitleNeuerwerbungen 1974-1979 : Museum für Kunst u. Kulturgeschichte d. Hansestadt Lübeck
Place of PublicationLübeck
Year of Publication1980
Schadendorf 1976 83-85 Fig.
AuthorWulf Schadendorf
TitleMuseumsfragen
JournalDer Wagen. Ein Lübeckisches Jahrbuch
Year of Publication1976
Pages81-96
Schadendorf 1975 248 Fig.
AuthorWulf Schadendorf
TitleEine Neuerwerbung des Lübecker Museums
JournalWeltkunst: Zeitschrift für Kunst und Antiquitäten
IssueXLV (1975), Hft. 4
Year of Publication1975
Pages248
Bruns 1949 114
AuthorFriedrich Bruns
TitleDer Lübecker Maler Johann Kemmer
JournalZeitschrift des Vereins für Lübecker Geschichte und Altertumskunde
Issue31 (1949)
Year of Publication1949
Pages113-116
Busch 1940 110 312
AuthorHarald Busch
TitleMeister des Nordens. Die altniederdeutsche Malerei 1450 - 1550
Place of PublicationHamburg
Year of Publication1940
Schaefer 1931
AuthorKarl Schaefer
TitleZum Werk des Lübecker Malers Hans Kremmer
JournalLübeckische Blätter
Issue73 (1931)
Year of Publication1931
Pages525-526
Scheewe 1926
AuthorLudwig Scheewe
TitleKemmer, Johann
Publicationin U. Thieme, F. Becker und H. Vollmer, eds., Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künste von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart [Band 20]
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1927
Pages135-136
Schaefer 1917 3 Fig.
AuthorKarl Schaefer
TitleDer Lübecker Maler Hans Kemmer. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Cranach-Schule
JournalMonatshefte für Kunstwissenschaft
Issue10
Year of Publication1917
Pages1-11
  • Portrait of Hans Sonnenschein, 1534

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Technical studies

1997Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • X-radiography

The x-radiograph shows that the original composition was quite different and was changed by the artist when he completed this final version in 1534. The sitter, Hans Sonnenschein was originally facing to the left in three quarter profile. His head was considerably larger than in the present version and was positioned at the centre beneath the two coats of arms, that were also rendered in the initial version. The background was held in reserve here. The large beret was cropped either side. The merchant’s hands were shown, resting on the parapet and he held a small scroll in his right hand and a ring decorated the little finger of his left hand. The neck line was slightly lower […]

[Emmendörffer 1997, 154]

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