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

Portrait of Anna Cuspinian

c. 1502
Oil on wood, 59 x 45 cm
Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur

Cranach composed the portraits Dr. Cuspinian and his wife as a pair. This is apparent in the continuity of the landscape behind the elegantly dressed couple. The trees at the edges of the painting, on the left and right of the figures, are placed so that their branches form an arch, imparting an air of grandeur to the sitters.