Martin Luther, half-length, facing right

Martin Luther, half-length, facing right

Title

Martin Luther, half-length, facing right

[KKL 2022]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[Ausst.-Kat. Eisenach 2015, Nos. 28, 29]

See German text version

Attribution
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Ausst.-Kat. Eisenach 2015, Nos. 28, 29] [KKL 2022]

Production date
1526

Production date

1526

[dated, KKL2022]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 22.6 x 15.8 x 0.3 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 22.6 x 15.8 x 0.3 cm

  • [KKL 2022]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia top left: winged serpent with elevated wings in yellow paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia top left: winged serpent with elevated wings in yellow paint

  • [KKL 2022]

Inscriptions and Labels
Reverse of the panel: - centre: in white paint: '4137.' - bottom left: in red paint: 'M65'

Inscriptions and Labels

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - centre:
  • in white paint: '4137.'
  • - bottom left:
  • in red paint: 'M65'
  • [KKL 2022]
Owner
Wartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach
Repository
Wartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach
Location
Eisenach
CDA ID
DE_WSE_M0065
FR (1978) Nr.
FR189-190D
KKL-No
III.M12a, Part of portait group III
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_WSE_M0065/

Provenance

1916 acquired (together with the pendant) by Burghauptmann von Cranach

[Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013]

Exhibitions

  • Nuremberg 1983, No. 557
  • Berlin 1983, No. E 33
  • Kronach 1994, No. 175
  • Eisenach 1996, No. 188a

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015 98 28 Fig. p. 98
Author / EditorGünter Schuchardt
TitleCranach, Luther und die Bildnisse. Katalog zur Sonderausstellung auf der Wartburg, 2. April bis 19. Juli 2015
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2015
Schuchardt 2015 A 11 Fig. 2
Author / EditorGünter Schuchardt
TitleCranach und Luther-Aspekte einer Partnerschaft
Publicationin Günther Schuchardt, ed., Cranach, Luther und die Bildnisse, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2015
Pages10-23
Schuchardt 2015 B 39, 40 No. 28 Fig. 15
Author / EditorGünter Schuchardt
TitlePrivileg und Monopol - Die Lutherporträts der Cranach-Werkstatt
Publicationin Günther Schuchardt, ed., Cranach, Luther und die Bildnisse, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2015
Pages24-52
Heydenreich 2007 B 31-32 6
Author / EditorGunnar Heydenreich
Title"... dass Du mit wunderbarer Schnelligkeit malest". Virtuosität und Effizienz in der künstlerischen Praxis Lucas Cranachs d. Ä.
Publicationin Bodo Brinkmann, ed., Cranach der Ältere, Exhib. Cat. FrankfurtA
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Pages29-47
Schuchardt 2004 21 25
Author / EditorGünter Schuchardt
TitleLuther seitenrichtig - Luther seitenverkehrt? Die Bildnisse im Leben und im Tod - Werkstattprinzip und Werkstattprivileg Cranachs und seiner Mitarbeiter
Volume2003
JournalWartburg-Jahrbuch
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2004
Pages9-30
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1996 239 188a
Author / EditorWartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach, Jutta Krauß
TitleAller Knecht und Christi Untertan. Der Mensch Luther und sein Umfeld. Katalog der Ausstellungen zum 450. Todesjahr
Place of PublicationEisenach
Year of Publication1996
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978 189-190D
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleThe Paintings of Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationNew York
Year of Publication1978
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 501, 504 Pl. 26
Author / EditorDieter Koepplin, Tilman Falk
TitleLukas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBasel, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1974
Link http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-104522
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 160G
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
Voss 1917 349
Author / EditorGeorg Voss
TitleBau- und Kunstdenkmäler Thüringens. Amtsgerichtsbezirk Eisenach, Die Wartburg
Volume3.2
Place of PublicationJena
Year of Publication1917
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/voss1917

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

Bust portrait without hands, facing right; bare-headed with brown, slightly curly hair; dark robe with a raised collar; crisp flesh paint, nuanced rendering of materials, subtle painting technique with soft shadows and delicate colour transitions in the lively surface of the face; vibrant blue-green background.

[Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013]

  • Martin Luther, half-length, facing right, 1526

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