CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

Triptych: The Martyrdom of St Catherine (central panel)

Lime-tree, 126 x 140 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

The central panel of the triptych depicts two moments of the martyrdom, one when the lightning destroys the wheel and the other the beheading. The two equestrian men at the left are Frederic the Wise and John the Steadfast.