CRANACH, Lucas the Younger
(b. 1515, Wittenberg, d. 1586, Weimar)

Study for a wall decoration with foxes and chickens

Pen with brown ink, watercolour over pencil drawing, 213 x 287 mm
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

Nothing has survived from the decorative schemes created by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop for the castles and palaces of the Dukes and Electors in Saxony. We can form impression of them only from preparatory drawings and study sheets such as the present drawing.