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

Tournament with the Samson Tapestry

Woodcut, 295 x 417 mm
Private collection

Cranach commemorated in a series of three woodcuts the tournament held in Wittenberg on 15 and 16 October 1508. One of these features a tapestry hanging over the parapet of the balcony where the Saxony court is seated. The tapestry depicts Samson fighting with lions.