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

St Valentine with a Donor

c. 1502
Tempera on wood, 91 x 50 cm
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Between 1501 and 1505 Lucas Cranach the Elder pioneered the style that is termed "Danube School." This style was later fully established by Albrecht Altdorfer and Wolf Huber. This panel, together with another depicting the Stigmatisation of St Francis, belonged to an altar whose central image and possibly other wings have been lost.