Portraits (between 1516 and 1526)
by Lucas CRANACH the Elder

Lucas Cranach was an excellent painter of portraits. His clients came from the Wittenberg court and from other royal houses nearby, as well as from the patrician classes in the cities of Saxony. He portrayed children with a special understanding.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
A Prince of Saxony
1517
Oil and tempera on limewood, 44 x 34 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*1243
True Color
107 Kb



A Princess of Saxony
1517
Oil and tempera on limewood, 43 x 34 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*1243
True Color
120 Kb



Portrait of a Saxon Prince
-
Panel, 26 x 19 cm
Musée de la Ville, Reims

570*832
True Color
62 Kb



Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk in a Doctoral Hat
c. 1520
Oil and tempera on wood, 40 x 27 cm
Private collection

979*1500
True Color
104 Kb



Portrait of Martin Luther as Junker Jörg
1521-22
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 34 x 25 cm
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

903*1200
True Color
66 Kb



Portrait of a Clean-Shaven Young Man
1522
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 59 x 41 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*1477
True Color
71 Kb



Portrait of a Clean-Shaven Young Man (detail)
1522
Oil and tempera on red beechwood
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*1324
True Color
90 Kb



Portrait of a Young Woman
1522
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 59 x 41 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*1470
True Color
96 Kb



Portrait of a Young Man
-
Oil on wood, 30,5 x 23 cm
Staatliches Museum, Schwerin

701*971
True Color
103 Kb



Portrait of Elector Frederick the Wise in his Old Age
1525
Oil on limewood panel, 56 x 38 cm
Private collection

625*938
True Color
62 Kb



Elector John the Steadfast of Saxony
1526
Oil on lime wood panel, 57 x 37 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

900*1412
True Color
165 Kb



Portrait of Elector John the Steadfast (detail)
c. 1526
Beechwood
Kunstsammlungen, Weimar

700*1040
True Color
79 Kb



Portrait of Martin Luther
1525
Oil and tempera on wood, 40 x 27 cm
City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol

1000*1512
True Color
121 Kb



Katharina von Bora
c. 1525
Panel, diameter 11 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

658*650
True Color
45 Kb



Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora
1526
Panel, 23 x 16 cm (each)
Wartburg-Stiftung, Eisenach

1400*942
True Color
130 Kb



Generalised Portrait of a Woman
c. 1525
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 38 x 27 cm
National Gallery, London

981*1400
True Color
126 Kb



Portrait of a Woman
1526
Oil on wood, 89 x 59 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

821*1239
True Color
115 Kb



Portrait of a Woman (detail)
1526
Oil on wood
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

695*950
True Color
122 Kb



Portrait of Margaret of Austria
1520s
Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 50 x 35 cm
Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau

1041*1400
True Color
104 Kb



Hans Melber
1526
Wood, 60 x 39 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

650*987
True Color
70 Kb



Portrait of Johannes Geiler von Kaysersberg
-
Wood, 30 x 23 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

708*872
True Color
60 Kb




Summary of works by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Paintings
altar retables | representations of the Virgin | St Jerome
religious themes until 1515 | from 1516
biblical scenes | biblical nudes
mythological nudes | Venus and Lucretia | allegorical scenes
portraits until 1515 | 1516-1526 | from 1527
miscellaneous paintings
Graphics
drawings | woodcuts