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

Generalised Portrait of a Woman

c. 1525
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 38 x 27 cm
National Gallery, London

This painting is an example of a picture type formulated in the Cranach workshop around 1525. It consisted of a series of portraits of young women against a black background, half-length, three-quarter-length or full-length figures. The function of the small panels is not known