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

Triptych with the Holy Kinship (central panel)

Oil on panel, 121 x 100 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

In the central panel Mary is seen with her mother tending the infant Jesus while her husband Joseph sleeps. The second and third husbands of Anne seen in the gallery are given the features of Emperor Maximilian and one of his advisers at court.