Philipp Melanchthon

Philipp Melanchthon

Title

Philipp Melanchthon

[Schloss Gottorf, revised 2013]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Schloss Gottorf, revised 2013]

Bust portrait of Philipp Melanchthons with a pointed beard in three-quarter profile, facing to his right, wearing a beret with his hands clasped together.

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Schloss Gottorf, revised 2013]

Production date
1543

Production date

1543

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 20.7 x 15.4 x 0.3 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 20.7 x 15.4 x 0.3 cm

  • [Schloss Gottorf, revised 2013]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia centre, right: serpent (with dropped wings) and date '1543'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia centre, right: serpent (with dropped wings) and date '1543'

Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Schloss Gottorf, Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Schleswig
Location
Schleswig
CDA ID
DE_SHLM_NONE-004
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SHLM_NONE-004/

Provenance

  • since 1992 or 1993 on loan to the museum from a private collection
    [Schloss Gottorf, revised 2013]

Exhibitions

  • Schleswig 1997, No. 175
  • Bremen 2009, No. 11

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Florence 2017 66 under no. 2
EditorFrancesca de Luca, Giovanni Maria Fara
Title I volti della Riforma. Lutero e Cranach nelle collezioni medicee [Uffizi, Florence]
Place of PublicationFlorence, Milan
Year of Publication2017
Fleischhauer 2005 70f. Fig. 3
AuthorCarsten Fleischhauer
TitleDer Wandel der Jenseitsvorstellungen durch die Reformation
Publicationin Herwig Guratzsch, Claus von Carnap-Bornheim, eds. Wege ins Jenseits. Mit Walküren zu Odin, mit Engeln zu Gott Exhib. Cat. Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf
Place of PublicationNeumünster
Year of Publication2005
Cat. Schleswig 1997 293-294 144 p. 126
EditorHeinz Spielmann
TitleSchloß Gottorf und seine Sammlungen. Renaissance und Barock
SeriesNeue Bildhefte
Place of PublicationSchleswig
Year of Publication1997
Exhib. Cat. Schleswig 1997 544 175
EditorJan Drees, Heinz Spielmann
TitleGottorf im Glanz des Barock. Kunst und Kultur am Schleswiger Hof 1544-1713. Bd. 1: Die Herzöge und ihre Sammlung
Volume1
Place of PublicationSchleswig
Year of Publication1997
Drees 1994 67
AuthorJan Drees
TitleBildnispaar Martin Luther und Philipp Melanchthon um 1543
JournalJahrbuch des Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmuseums Schloss Gottorf
IssueN.F. 4 (1992-1993)
Year of Publication1994
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994 354, 355 178b Fig. 178
EditorClaus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff
TitleLucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken [Festung Rosenberg, Kronach 17.05 - 21.08.1994; Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig 07.09 - 06.11.1994]
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Westrum 1979 170, 172
AuthorGeerd Westrum
TitleAltdeutsche Malerei
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1979
  • Philipp Melanchthon, 1543

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Technical studies

08. 2012Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- dry drawing material, dark chalk

Type/Ductus:

- freehand underdrawing

- delicate, fine lines; occasionally thin lines (in the hands)

Function:

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

Deviations:

- alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Lucas Cranach the Younger?

Comments:

- presumably with reference to a preparatory drawing or pre-existing design

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

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Entry with no author
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