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Monday, September 19, 2011

Cranach, Lucas the Elder


The Ill-Matched Couple (The Fee)
1532
Oil on wood
108 × 119 cm (42.5 × 46.9 in)
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
http://www.nationalmuseum.se/

German Renaissance painter.
He was a court painter 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.
He had a large workshop and many works exist in different versions.