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Kronach 1472-Weimar 1553 German painter and engraver. The son of a painter, he settled in Wittenberg c.1504 and was court painter successively under three electors of Saxony. There he maintained a flourishing workshop and was twice burgomaster. Cranach was a close friend of Martin Luther, whose doctrine he upheld in numerous paintings and woodcuts, and he has been called the painter of the Reformation. He was a rapid and prolific painter, and the work turned out by his studio is uneven in quality. Naïve and fanciful, often awkward in draftsmanship, it has, nonetheless, freshness and originality and a warm, rich palette. His portraits are particularly successful. Among his best-known works are Repose in Egypt (Gemäldgalerie, Staatliche Mus., Berlin-Dahlem); Judgment of Paris (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe); Adam and Eve (Courtauld Inst., London); and Crucifixion (Weimar). The latter contains figures of Luther and Cranach. His many famous protraits include those of Elector John Frederick and Self-Portrait (Uffizi). Cranach was also an accomplished miniaturist. He produced a few copperplates and designs for woodcuts. His son and pupil Lucas Cranach, the Younger,

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Painting ID::  75979
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1514(1514) Oil on canvas 184.5 ?? 82.5 cm (72.6 ?? 32.5 in) each cjr

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Lucas Cranach Die Heilige Dorothea oil painting artist

Die Heilige Dorothea
Painting ID::  77058
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Date c. 1530 Medium tempera/wood Dimensions 77??59cm cyf

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Lucas Cranach Portrat der Herzogin Katharina von Mecklenburg oil painting artist

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Painting ID::  77199
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1514(1514) Oil on canvas 185 ?? 82,5 cm cjr

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Portrait d'une noble dame saxonne
Painting ID::  77850
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1534(1534) Oil on canvas 0.5 ?? 0.4 cm (0.2 ?? 0.1 in) cjr

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Martyrium der Hl. Katharina
Painting ID::  78400
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1506(1506) Oil on panel 126 x 141 cm cjr

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