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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R,7.163

  • Description

    Portrait of Martin Luther; half-length, turned slightly to left; writing at a desk; books on a balustrade in foreground; Luther's coat-of-arms at upper right. 1548 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1548
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 254 millimetres
    • Width: 169 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed with monogram in the plate at upper right. Lettered at upper left: 'Exprimit haec forma ... annos 63 Isenb:' Lettered at upper right: 'pestis eram vivus, moriens tua mors ero papa' Lettered along lower edge: 'MELCHIOR LORCK FLENSBURGEN FACIEBAT. AN: D. 1548. SUE AETATIS 21.'
  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 30 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch IX.506.12 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    R,7.163

Portrait of Martin Luther; HL, turned slightly to l; writing at a desk; books on a balustrade in foreground; Luther's coat-of-arms at upper r.  1548  Engraving

Portrait of Martin Luther; HL, turned slightly to l; writing at a desk; books on a balustrade in foreground; Luther's coat-of-arms at upper r. 1548 Engraving

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