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

Luther Preaching

Oil on panel
Lutherhaus, Wittenberg

This painting depicts Martin Luther preaching in the parish church of Wittenberg. This important city was the seat of the Elector of Saxony. Luther lived here in the Augustinian monastery, first as a monk and later as owner with his wife and family.

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