Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1532 - Martin Luther (1483–1546) - fine art print

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Art product background information

The over 480 year-old artwork was created by the northern renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1532. The version of the masterpiece has the size: 13 1/8 x 9 1/8 in (33,3 x 23,2 cm). Oil on wood was used by the European artist as the medium of the work of art. The artwork is included in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection in New York City, New York, United States of America. With courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert Lehman, 1955 (licensed - public domain). The creditline of the artwork is the following: Gift of Robert Lehman, 1955. Furthermore, alignment is in portrait format with a side ratio of 1 : 1.4, which means that the length is 29% shorter than the width. Lucas Cranach the Elder was a painter, whose style was mainly Northern Renaissance. The painter lived for 81 years, born in the year 1472 in Kronach, Bavaria, Germany and passed away in 1553 in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany.

Original information about the artwork from the museum (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Lucas Cranach and his workshop produced many printed and painted portraits of Martin Luther, with whom the artist was well acquainted. In this small panel, the Reformer is shown close up, in three-quarter profile, wearing the distinctive black Protestant vestments. The picture was probably joined with a portrait of Philipp Melanchthon, a theologian, intellectual leader of the Reformation, and Luther’s main collaborator. Several surviving versions indicate that the pairing enjoyed a wide circulation. The present painting, which shows a certain formulaic stiffness, must be considered a repetition by Cranach’s workshop.

Background data on the unique work of art

Painting title: "Martin Luther (1483–1546)"
Classification: painting
Generic term: classic art
Period: 16th century
Year of creation: 1532
Age of artwork: more than 480 years old
Original medium: oil on wood
Original dimensions: 13 1/8 x 9 1/8 in (33,3 x 23,2 cm)
Exhibited in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location of the museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
License: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert Lehman, 1955
Creditline of artwork: Gift of Robert Lehman, 1955

Artist summary table

Name: Lucas Cranach the Elder
Additional names: Cranach Lucas the elder, cranach lucas the elder, Lucas Cranach d.Ä., L. Cranac, cranach lucas d. alt., Cranach Lucas (The Elder), Luc Kranach, Cranach Lucas, Lucas Cranack, Lucas Müller genannt Sunders, Luca Kranack, Cranach Lukas d. Ä., Cranach, L. Cranache, Lucas Cranach D. Ältere, Luckas Cranach d. Ä., Lucas Krane, lucas cranach d. aelt., cranach lucas d.a., Lucas van Cranach, Lucas Cranach der Ältere, Luca Cranach, Cranach Lukas, Sunder Lucas, Luc. Cranach, Luc Cranach, l. cranach d. aelt., cranach lucas d. a., Lucas Müller genannt Cranach, Lucas (The Elder) Cranach, Lucas Cranach, Cranack, lucas cranach d. alt., L. von Cranach, älteren Lucas Cranach, l. cranach d. alt., L. Cranack, Lukas Cranach, Kranakh Luka, lucas cranach d. ae., Lucas Kranich, L. Kranachen, קראנאך לוקאס האב, L. Kronach, L. Cranaccio, Luc. Cronach, Cranach des Älteren, Cranach Lucas I, von Lucas Müller genannt Cranach dem Alten, Luc. Kranachen, Lucas I Cranach, Lucas de Cranach, Cranach Lucas van Germ., Lucas Granach, Muller Lucas, cranach lucas d. ae., Maler Lucas, lukas cranach der altere, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Lucas Kranach, Cranach Luc., Luca Kranach, Cranach Muller, Cranach Lucas van, Lucas Cranaccio, Lucas Kranachen, Lucas Cranache, l. cranach der altere, Cranach Lukas Der Ältere, Cranach Sunder, Cranaccio, Cranach the Elder Lucas, Cranach Lukas d. A., Kranach Lukas, Cranach Lukas d.Äe., Kronach Lucas, Cronach, Lukas Cranach d.Ä., Lukas Cranach D. Ä., lucas cranach d.Ä.lt, L. Cranach, Lucius Branach, L. Kranach, cranach lucas der altere, Lucas Cranach d.Äe., Cranak, Cranach Lukas d. Ae., Luca Cranch, Lucas de Cranach le père, Moller Lucas, Lukas Cranach d. Ae., Lucas de Cronach, Cranach Lucas d. Ält., Sonder Lucas, Lucas Kraen, Lucas Cranik, Kranach, Lukas Cranach dem Aeltern, Lucas Cranch, cranach lukas d. ae., lucas cranach d. a., Cranach d. Ä. Lucas, Lucas Kranack, von Lucas Kranach dem ältern, cranach the elder lucas, Lucas Müller genannt Cranach, Cranach Lucas Der Ältere, Luc. Kranach
Artist gender: male
Nationality: German
Professions: painter
Home country: Germany
Artist classification: old master
Styles of the artist: Northern Renaissance
Lifetime: 81 years
Year born: 1472
Place of birth: Kronach, Bavaria, Germany
Year of death: 1553
Place of death: Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

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  • Poster on canvas material: A poster print is a UV printed flat cotton canvas paper with a fine surface texture. It is excellently appropriate for placing the art replica with the help of a special frame. Please keep in mind, that depending on the size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin 2-6cm round about the work of art in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Aluminium dibond print: These are metal prints on alu dibond material with an outstanding effect of depth. A direct Aluminium Dibond Print is the perfect start to the sophisticated world of fine prints on aluminum. For your Aluminium Dibond option, we print your chosen artwork onto the surface of the white-primed aluminum material.
  • Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): A glossy acrylic glass print, which is sometimes referred to as a UV print on plexiglass, changes your favorite original artwork into stunning décor. What is more, it offers a viable alternative to dibond and canvas art prints. Your artwork will be made with the help of modern UV direct printing machines. The real glass coating protects your selected fine art print against light and heat for several decades.
  • The canvas print: The canvas direct print is a printed cotton canvas mounted on a wooden frame. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without extra wall-mounts. Hence, canvas prints are suitable for all types of walls.

The product

Print product type: fine art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: UV direct print
Origin of the product: Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Product use: art print gallery, wall picture
Alignment of the artwork: portrait format
Side ratio: length : width - 1 : 1.4
Meaning: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available product fabrics: metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 50x70cm - 20x28"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium dibond print sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Picture frame: not included

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