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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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Lucas Cranach Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous oil painting artist

Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous
Painting ID::  79532
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1509(1509) Oil on wood Width: 31.2 cm (12.3 in). Height: 42 cm (16.5 in). cjr

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Lucas Cranach Portrat des Herzogs Heinrich der Fromme von Sachsen oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Portrat des Herzogs Heinrich der Fromme von Sachsen oil painting artist

Portrat des Herzogs Heinrich der Fromme von Sachsen
Painting ID::  79835
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1514 Oil on canvas 185 x 82,5 cm cjr

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Lucas Cranach Part of a diptych with the portrait of his son, Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Part of a diptych with the portrait of his son, Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous oil painting artist

Part of a diptych with the portrait of his son, Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous
Painting ID::  81353
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Oil on wood 41.3 x 31 cm Date 1509 cjr

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Lucas Cranach Ruhende Quellnymphe oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Ruhende Quellnymphe oil painting artist

Ruhende Quellnymphe
Painting ID::  82204
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Medium Oil on wood Dimensions 77 x 121.5 cm (30.3 x 47.8 in) cjr

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Lucas Cranach Venus Standing in a Landscape oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Venus Standing in a Landscape oil painting artist

Venus Standing in a Landscape
Painting ID::  83575
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Date 1529(1529) Medium Oil on wood cjr

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