Monday, September 19, 2011

Cranach, Lucas the Elder

The Ill-Matched Couple (The Fee)
Oil on wood
108 × 119 cm (42.5 × 46.9 in)
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

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.