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

Christ and the Virgin Mary (or Mary Magdalen)

Oil and tempera on parchment laid down on oak, 34 x 53 cm
Schlossmuseum, Gotha

The influence of Albrecht Dürer appears strongly in the smooth, regular features of both heads and in the simplicity and concentration of the composition.