The Art of Lucas Cranach the Elder


Lucas Cranach the Elder, Christ and Mary, ca. 1516–20, Oil on parchment on panel. Foundation Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, The Morgan Library - Link

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Lucas Cranach der Ältere, c. 1472 – 16 October 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his portraits, both of German princes and those of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, whose cause he embraced with enthusiasm, becoming a close friend of Martin Luther. - Wiki

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