Woodcuts
by Lucas CRANACH the Elder

Cranach may have turned to designing woodcuts for the monetary rewards involved, for they were much in demand in Germany at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Even the greatest painters of the period contributed to the illustration of books, and made single-sheet prints and series of pictures of a religious character - often with imperial sponsorship.

Preview Picture Data Info
The Crucifixion
1500-04
Woodcut, 398 x 284 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


The Crucifixion
1502
Woodcut, 405 x 292 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Venus and Cupid
1506
Woodcut
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


The Temptation of St Antony
1506
Woodcut, 406 x 270 mm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


Stag Hunt
c. 1506
Woodcut, 385 x 510 mm
Private collection


The Penitent Magdalen in Ecstasy
1506
Woodcut, 244 x 142 mm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


The Tournament in the Market Square
1506
Woodcut, 268 x 375 mm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


The Tournament in the Market Square (detail)
1506
Woodcut
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


The Tournament in the Market Square (detail)
1506
Woodcut
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


Tournament with the Samson Tapestry
1509
Woodcut, 295 x 417 mm
Private collection


The Tournament with Lances
1509
Woodcut, 305 x 423 mm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


Adam and Eve
1509
Woodcut, 387 x 232 mm
National Gallery of Art, Washington


Penance of St John Chrysostom
1509
Engraving
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Beheading of John the Baptist
c. 1509
Woodcut
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Beheading of John the Baptist
c. 1513
Woodcut
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk
1520
Copperplate engraving, 141 x 97 mm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt


Martin Luther Wearing a Doctor's Cap
1521
Engraving, 205 x 149 mm
Kunstsammlungen, Weimar


Passional Christi und Antichristi
1521
Woodcut, 200 x 140 mm
British Library, London


Passional Christi und Antichristi
1521
Woodcut, 200 x 140 mm
British Library, London


New Testament in German Translated by Luther
1522
Woodcut
British Library, London


Sophrosyne
1523
Woodcut
Private collection


Christian II of Denmark
1523
Woodcut, 166 x 117 mm
British Museum, London


Christian II of Denmark
1523
Woodcut, 252 x 172 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Christian II of Denmark
1523
Woodcut, 130 x 85 mm
King's College, London


Contrasting Protestant and Catholic Christianity
c. 1545
Coloured woodcut
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


The Martyrdom of St Barbara
1510-15
Woodcut, 248 x 168 mm
British Museum, London


The Judgment of Paris
c. 1528
Woodcut, 368 x 257 mm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London



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



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