(b. ca. 1513, Wittenberg, d. 1537, Bologna)


German painter. Hans Cranach, also known as Johann Lucas Cranach, was the oldest son of Lucas Cranach the Elder. Schuchardt, who discovered his existence, credits him with an altar-piece at Weimar, signed with the monogram "H. C.", and dated 1537. He died at Bologna in 1537. Luther mentions his death in his 'Table Talk,' and Johann Stigel, a contemporary poet, celebrates him as a painter.