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

Biography

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.



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