Portrait of Martin Luther

Portrait of Martin Luther

Title

Portrait of Martin Luther

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 72]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 72]

Luther now wears a beret for official appearance. However the distinctive head with the prominent cheek bones always remains recognizable.

[Löcher, in Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 72]

Attributions
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder

[cda 2015]

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 72]

Production dates
about 1600 or later
after 1528

Production dates

about 1600 or later

[cda 2015]

after 1528

[Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 72]

1528

[date probably not genuine, cda 2022]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 37.5 x 26.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 37.5 x 26.5 cm

  • [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 72]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia and date centre right: serpent with elevated wings, facing right, in black paint and date '1528', both probably not genuine

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia and date centre right: serpent with elevated wings, facing right, in black paint and date '1528', both probably not genuine

  • [cda 2015]

Owner
Sammlung Würth
Repository
Sammlung Würth
Location
Schwäbisch Hall
CDA ID
DE_SWK_6551
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SWK_6551/

Provenance

  • Fürstenberg property
    [Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 188]
  • acquired by the Würth collection in 2003
    [Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009, 6]

Exhibitions

Schwäbisch Hall 2004, no. 8

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Schwäbisch Hall 2009 72 8 p. 74
EditorC. Sylvia Weber
TitleAlte Meister in der Sammlung Würth. Der ehemals Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Bilderschatz
Place of PublicationSchwäbisch Hall
Issue2nd revised edition
Year of Publication2009
Cat. Donaueschingen 1990 186, 188 44 p. 188
AuthorClaus Grimm, Bernd Konrad
TitleDie Fürstenberg Sammlungen Donaueschingen. Altdeutsche und schweizerische Malerei des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1990
Cat. Donaueschingen 1980 80
AuthorHans Helmut Hofstätter
TitleDie Fürstlich Fürstenbergischen Sammlungen in Donaueschingen
SeriesGroßer Kunstführer
Volume81
Place of PublicationMunich, Zurich
Year of Publication1980
Cat. Donaueschingen 1934 17
EditorHeinrich Feuerstein
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDonaueschingen
Issue4th edition
Year of Publication1934
Link https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/feurstein1934/0001/image,info
Cat. Donaueschingen 1921 17
AuthorHeinrich Feurstein
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDonaueschingen
Issue3rd edition
Year of Publication1921
Cat. Donaueschingen 1909 50
AuthorGeorg Tumbült
TitleFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen zu Donaueschingen. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationStuttgart
Issue2nd edition
Year of Publication1909
  • Portrait of Martin Luther, about 1600 or later

Images

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Technical studies

06. 2015Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

- an underdrawing is not readily visible

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2016]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1990Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography

Underdrawing

- no underdrawing visible

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 188]

1988Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species: Tilia spec.

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 188]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

Condition Reports

Date1990

  • some retouching

  • the reverse is smooth

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 188]

Conservation History

Date1838

Conservation treatment by Mattenheimer.

[Cat. Donaueschingen 1990, 188]

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