Cranach, Lucas

Cranach, Lucas
   [the elder]
(1472 Kronach-10/16/1553) (Germany); aka Sunder, Lucas / Mueller, Lucas / Chronus, Lucas
   Painter, copper engraver, woodcut printmaker, and illustrator. Little is known of his early development. Became court painter in Wittenberg. Known to have produced a number of nearly nude female figures (i.e. Lucretia) and mythological lovers (i.e., Hercules with Omphale). Reproductions: Cupid complaining to Venus; 1553; Bentley, 1984: p. 50 . Eve; 1553; Bentley, 1984: p. 43 . Judgement of Paris; 1530; Lucie-Smith, 1972: p. 178 [B]. Mismatched couple; c1553; Bentley, 1984: p. 46 [C].
   [b]Source: Benezit, vol. 4: pp. 149-153; DoA vol. 8: pp. 112-119; ThB VIII 1913: p. 55.

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