Portrait of Hans Luther, Luther's father

Portrait of Hans Luther, Luther's father

Title

Portrait of Hans Luther, Luther's father

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 316]

Painting on beech wood

Medium

Painting on beech wood

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 316]

Luther's father as a half-length figure facing right against a dark background. His grey hair is thinning and he wears a fur trimmed black robe.

[Görres, cda 2013]

Attributions
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop

Attributions

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013] [Sandner 1998 B, 130]

Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop

[Schuchardt 1998 B, 14]

Production date
1527

Production date

1527

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 39.1 x 26 x 0.6 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 39.1 x 26 x 0.6 cm

  • [cda 2013]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the left near the sitter's shoulder: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing right

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the left near the sitter's shoulder: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing right

Inscriptions and Labels
- on the top edge (a later addition): 'ANNO . 1530 . AM . 29 . TAG . IVNY . IST. …

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - on the top edge (a later addition): 'ANNO . 1530 . AM . 29 . TAG . IVNY . IST. HANS . LVTHER
  • . D . MARTINVS . . VATER . INN . GOTT
  • . VERSCHIEDENN .'
  • [Görres, cda 2013]

Stamps, Seals, Labels:

  • Reverse of the panel: - centre:
  • in yellow paint 'H.'
  • - bottom left:
  • in red paint 'M70'
  • [Görres, cda 2013]
Owner
Wartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach
Repository
Wartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach
Location
Eisenach
CDA ID
DE_WSE_M0070
FR (1978) Nr.
FR316
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_WSE_M0070/

Provenance

1841 acquired for the Wartburg by the grand duchess of Sachsen-Weimar from the art dealer Heberle, Cologne

[Wartburg-Stiftung, revised 2013]

Exhibitions

Dresden 1899, no. 35
Berlin 1937, no. 67
Weimar 1972, no. 31
Basel 1974, no. 613
Kronach 1994, no. 160
Eisenach 1996, no. 21a
Eisenach 1998, no. 15.1
Frankfurt/London 2007, no. 72
Rome 2010, no. 20

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Buck 2015 146, Fn. 24
AuthorStephanie Buck
TitleAuf Papier. Zu Cranachs Bildnisstudien
Publicationin Elke A. Werner, Anne Eusterschulte, Gunnar Heydenreich, eds., Lucas Cranach der Jüngere und die Reformation der Bilder
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2015
Pages142-153
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 2015 106 36 Fig. p. 106
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
Exhib. Cat. Rome 2010 191 - 194 No. 20 Pl. p. 192
EditorGalleria Borghese, Rome, Anna Coliva, Bernard Aikema
TitleCranach. L'altro rinascimento / a different renaissance, [Rome, Galleria Borghese 15 ottobre 2010 - 13 febbraio 2011]
Place of PublicationMilan
Year of Publication2010
Müller 2010 66
AuthorMatthias Müller
Title"Menschen so zu malen, daß sie erkannt werden und zu leben scheinen" Naturnachahmung als Problem in Lucas Cranachs höfischer Porträtmalerei
Publicationin Matthias Müller, ed., Apelles am Fürstenhof. Facetten der Hofkunst um 1500 im Alten Reich Exhib. Cat. Coburg 2010
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication2010
Pages57-73
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007 264-266 72 pp. 265, 266
EditorBodo Brinkmann
TitleCranach der Ältere, [Frankfurt, Städel Museum, 23 Nov 2007 - 17 Feb 2008]
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Heydenreich 2007 B 34
AuthorGunnar 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
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1998 130-131 No. 15.1 Figs. 15.1, 15.1a
EditorWartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach, Fachhochschule , Ingo Sandner
TitleUnsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen. Ausstellungskatalog und Tagungsband Katalogteil 1; 2: Werkstatt und Schüler Cranachs; 3: Süddeutsche Meister; 4: Albrecht Dürer und sein Kreis; 5: Rheinische Meister
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages229-240
Schuchardt 1998 B 14, 15 Fig. 1.2
AuthorGünter Schuchardt
Title"Ich hätt euch viel zu schreiben, hab aber viel zu schaffen." Lucas Cranach d. Ä. und seine Wittenberger Werkstatt.
Publicationin Ingo Sandner, Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach and Fachhochschule Köln, eds., Unsichtbare Meisterzeichnungen auf dem Malgrund. Cranach und seine Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Eisenach
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication1998
Pages11-18
Exhib. Cat. Eisenach 1996 145-148 21a
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
Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994 339-341, 371 160 Fig. 160
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
Schuchardt 1990 104 p. 109
AuthorGünter Schuchardt
TitleDie Wartburg Eisenach
SeriesReiseziel Museum
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1990
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1983
EditorAltes Museum, Berlin
TitleKunst der Reformationzeit
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1983
Exhib. Cat. Nuremberg 1983 18
EditorGerhard Bott
TitleMartin Luther und die Reformation in Deutschland. Ausstellung zum 500. Geburtstag Martin Luthers
Place of PublicationFrankfurt a. M.
Year of Publication1983
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1978 316
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleThe Paintings of Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationNew York
Year of Publication1978
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 690, 693 No. 613 Fig. 341
AuthorDieter 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
Schade 1974 54 pl. 117
AuthorWerner Schade
TitleDie Malerfamilie Cranach
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1974
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schade1974
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B 31
EditorSchlossmuseum Weimar
TitleLucas Cranach 1472-1553. Ein großer Maler in bewegter Zeit
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1972
Posse 1942
AuthorHans Posse
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä.
Place of PublicationVienna
Year of Publication1942
Exhib. Cat. Berlin 1937 29 067 Pl. 60
EditorStaatliche Museen, Berlin
TitleLucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1937
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 253
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932
Heyck 1927
AuthorEduard Heyck
TitleLucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBielefeld
Year of Publication1927
Voss, Lehfeldt 1917 14
AuthorGeorg Voss, Paul Lehfeldt
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
Baumgärtel 1907 628
AuthorMax Baumgärtel
TitleDie Wartburg. Ein Denkmal deutscher Geschichte und Kunst
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1907
Flechsig 1900 B pl. 91
AuthorEduard Flechsig
TitleTafelbilder Lucas Cranachs d. Ä. und seiner Werkstatt
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1900
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/flechsig1900tafeln
Exhib. Cat. Dresden 1899 035
EditorKarl Woermann
TitleDeutsche Kunstausstellung Dresden 1899. Abteilung Cranach-Ausstellung. Wissenschaftliches Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Werke
Place of PublicationDresden
Year of Publication1899
Link http://resolver.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/SBB00002A2400000000
Schuchardt 1851 C 125 400
AuthorChristian Schuchardt
TitleLucas Cranach des Aeltern Leben und Werke. Zweiter Theil
Place of PublicationLeipzig
Year of Publication1851
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/schuchardt1851bd2
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Materials:

- dry drawing material, dark chalk

Type/Ductus:

- copied lines

- delicate, fine lines

Function:

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

Deviations:

- minor alterations made during the painting process to clearly define form

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible

Comments:

- probably transferred from a pre-existing design (traced lines?)

[Smith, Sandner, Heydenreich, cda 2013]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich
  • photographed by Ingo Sandner

1974Technical examination / Scientific analysis

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