Wilhelm von Lindenschmit d. J. - The Marburg Colloquy

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Wilhelm von Lindenschmit d. J.

The Marburg Colloquy

Oil on card. 20.8 x 27.2 cm.
Monogrammed lower left: WG (joined).

This small piece in oils is a preliminary sketch for one of the most famous works of the Munich historical painter Wilhelm von Lindenschmit, which he painted in two larger versions. Several studies and sketches for this composition have survived and the finished prime version of the work is today housed in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. It shows the meeting between religious reformers that took place in Marburg Palace at the invitation of Philipp of Hesse from 1st - 4th of October 1529. The invited theologians were Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli, and although the two discussed the important matter of the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, they were unable to come to an agreement. Luther is shown standing on the left reading from his notes whilst Zwingli sits opposite him. Luther's friend Melanchton sits beside him, followed by the Landgrave of Hesse and Ulrich von Württemberg sitting in front of a wide column. In front of them, we see the theologians Menius and Jonas, and Count von Fürstenberg is depicted in the left foreground with his back to the beholder.

Provenance

Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Dätzingen. - Private collection, South Germany.

Lot 1559 Dα

Estimate:
2.000 € - 3.000 €