CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)
Christ and the Virgin Mary (or Mary Magdalen)1515-20
Oil and tempera on parchment laid down on oak, 34 x 53 cm
The influence of Albrecht Dürer appears strongly in the smooth, regular features of both heads and in the simplicity and concentration of the composition.