Martin Luther as Augustinian monk

Martin Luther as Augustinian monk

Titles

Martin Luther as Augustinian monk

[KKL 2022]

Portrait of Martin Luther

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 147]

Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.)

Medium

Painting on lime wood (Tilia sp.)

[Peter Klein, report on dendrochronilogical examination of „Martin Luther als Augustinermönch“, 16 Nov 1993]

See German text version

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder or Circle
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder or Circle

[KKL 2022]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 147]
[Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003, 175, No. 43]

Production dates
1520s (?)
1517

Production dates

1520s (?)

[KKL 2022]

1517

[dated, questionable according to Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 147]

1519/1520

[Ausst.-Kat. Frankfurt am Main 2007, No. 38]

about 1520

[Friedländer / Rosenberg 1979, No. 147] [Ausst.-Kat. Hamburg 2003, p. 175, No. 43]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 40.3 x 26.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 40.3 x 26.5 cm

  • [Sotheby's New York, Master Paintings Evening Sale, 1 Februar 2018, Los 9]

  • [Friedländer / Rosenberg 1979, no. 147]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia center left: serpent with elevated wings, facing right (rubbed strongly and most likely added at a later time)

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia center left: serpent with elevated wings, facing right (rubbed strongly and most likely added at a later time)

  • [KKL 2022]

Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P201
FR (1978) Nr.
FR147
KKL-No
I.6M2, Part of portait group I
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P201/

Provenance

  • possibly Fürst Ludwig Kraft zu Oettingen-Wallerstein (1791-1870); in the collections of the Fürsten zu Oettingen-Wallerstein, Kloster Maihingen, near Wallerstein, until at least 1948
  • Charles Frederic, Prince of Oettingen-Wallerstein, Haburg Castle, Bavaria
    Sotheby's Online Database, accessed 04 May 2022
  • Collection Heinz Kisters, Kreuzlingen
    [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, no. 147]
  • Sotheby's New York, Master Paintings Evening Sale, 01 February 2018, lot 9
  • Private collection
    [KKL 2022]

Exhibitions

Basel 1974, no. 43
Hamburg 2003, no. 43
Frankfurt/London 2007/08, no. 38

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Exhib. Cat. Frankfurt 2007 38
EditorBodo Brinkmann
TitleCranach der Ältere, [Frankfurt, Städel Museum, 23 Nov 2007 - 17 Feb 2008]
Place of PublicationOstfildern
Year of Publication2007
Exhib. Cat. Hamburg 2003 56, 175 43 Pl. 43
EditorBucerius Kunst Forum, Werner Schade
TitleLucas Cranach. Glaube, Mythologie und Moderne [Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg]
Place of PublicationOstfildern-Ruit
Year of Publication2003
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 147
AuthorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
EditorG. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 100 043
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
  • Martin Luther as Augustinian monk, 1520s (?)

Images

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Technical studies

2008Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
  • irr

Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Material:

- dry, black drawing material, stylus

Type/Ductus:

- traced or copied underdrawing (transferred from a pre-existing design)

- thin lines

- occasional hatching strokes

Function:

- binding for the final painted version; lines delineate the main contours and describe facial features; representation of volume with occasional hatching strokes

Deviations:

- minor corrections were made to forms during the painting process

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- not possible; probably Cranach workshop

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2019]

16.11.1993Scientific analysis

  • Dendrochronology / Identification of wood species

Identification of wood species: lime wood

[Klein report, 16.11.1993]

  • examined by Peter Klein

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