CRANACH, Lucas the Younger
(b. 1515, Wittenberg, d. 1586, Weimar)
Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon1546
Oil on panel, 62 x 49 cm
This is one of the several portraits of Philipp Melanchthon painted by Lucas Cranach the Younger. The painter distinguished himself through his expressive and highly meticulous portraits, showing a great independence in his choice of colours.