Martin Luther, bust-length, facing right

Martin Luther, bust-length, facing right

Title

Martin Luther, bust-length, facing right

[KKL 2022]

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

[Klein 06.02.2020]

See German text version

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[KKL 2022]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Ausst.-Kat. Berlin 2009, p. 210, No. IV.6]

Production dates
about 1529 - 1530
about 1530

Production dates

about 1529 - 1530

[Ausst.-Kat. Berlin 2009, S. 210, Nr. IV.6]

about 1530

[Ausst.-Kat. Berlin 2009, p. 210, No. IV.6]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 38.2 x 24.8 x 1.3 cm (bevelled to 3 -6 mm at the edges)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 38.2 x 24.8 x 1.3 cm (bevelled to 3 -6 mm at the edges)

  • [KKL 2022]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia over his right shoulder: serpent (with elevated wings) with black paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia over his right shoulder: serpent (with elevated wings) with black paint

  • [KKL 2022]

Inscriptions and Labels
'IN SILENCIO ET SPE ERIT FORTITVDO VESTRA'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • 'IN SILENCIO ET SPE ERIT FORTITVDO VESTRA'
  • [KKL 2022]
Owner
Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Repository
Grunewald hunting lodge
Location
Grunewald
CDA ID
DE_SPSG_GKI50476
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
KKL-No
IV.M15, Part of portait group IV
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SPSG_GKI50476/

Exhibitions

Berlin 2009/10, Cat.-No. IV.6

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 2009 A 210 No. IV.6 Fig. IV.6
EditorStiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
TitleCranach und die Kunst der Renaissance unter den Hohenzollern. Kirche, Hof und Stadtkultur
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2009
Most, Wolf et al. 2009 88, 90 Figs. 1, 4
AuthorMechthild Most, Anja Wolf, Jens Bartoll, Peter Klein, Undine Köhler, Eva Wenders de Calisse
TitleZur Maltechnik der beiden Cranach und ihrer Werkstatt. Ergebnisse der technologischen Untersuchung der Bildtafeln der Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten
Publicationin Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Evangelische Kirchengemeinde St. Petri-St. Marien, eds., Cranach und die Kunst der Renaissance unter den Hohenzollern, Exhib. Cat. Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2009
Pages86-97
Warnke 1985
AuthorMartin Warnke
TitleHofkünstler. Zur Vorgeschichte des modernen Künstlers
Place of PublicationCologne
Year of Publication1985
Eckardt 1975 27
AuthorGötz Eckardt
TitleDie Gemälde in der Bildergalerie von Sanssouci.
Place of PublicationPotsdam
Year of Publication1975

Research History / Discussion

This type of portrait depicting Luther in a beret and gown was employed frequently between 1528 and 1532. The enormous influence it had is evident in the fact that the black gown became the prototype for a protestant minister’s attire. This portrait type was frequently part of a diptych, complemented on the right by a portrait of Katharina of Bora.

[Elke A. Werner, Ausst.-Kat. Berlin 2009, p. 210, No. IV.6]

  • Martin Luther, bust-length, facing right, about 1529 - 1530

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Technical studies

Date2018 - 2021

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