CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)
Triptych with the Holy Kinship (left wing)1509
Oil on panel, 121 x 45 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt
One of the Virgin's two stepsisters, also named Mary, married with Alphaeus and produced the Apostles James the Less and Joseph (depicted on the left wing) and Simon and Jude (depicted on the central panel).
The full-length figure is Duke John the Steadfast.