Lucas Cranach the Elder Paintings

Lucas Cranach the Elder (October 4, 1472 – October 16, 1553), was a German Renaissance printmaker and painter. He was a court artist for the Electors of Saxony and specialized in portraiture. Many of Cranach’s paintings were of religious subjects, particularly of the Lutheran faith. He was a huge supporter of Protestant leaders and was a personal friend to Martin Luther. His workshop was responsible for the many portraits of Martin Luther, his wife, and other notable Reformers. His sons, Hans and Lucas the Younger, continued their father’s artistic legacy after his death.

Paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder in Chronological Order:

Beardless Young Man, c.1500 Portrait of Barbara, Duchess of Saxony, c.1500 Portrait of Anna Cuspinian, c.1502
Stigmatiasation of St. Francis, c.1502 The Penitence of St. Jerome, 1502 Dr. Johannes Cuspinian, c.1503
Johannes Reuss, 1503 The Crucifixion, 1503 Wife of Dr. Johann Stephan Reuss, 1503
Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1504 The Martyrdom of St. Catherine, 1504-1505 Saints Dorothea, Agnes and Kunigunde, 1506
The Martyrdom of St. Catherine, 1506 Christoph von Scheurl, 1509 Georg Spalatin, 1509
Portrait of Duke Johann der Bestandige of Saxony, 1509 Portrait Of Johann Friederich I the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, 1509 The Holy Family, 1509
Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1510 Small winged altar with the Resurrection of Christ, St. Barbara (Left Wing) and St. Catharine (right Wing), 1508-1510 The Martyrdom of St. Barbara, c.1510
Virgin and Child with a Bunch of Grapes, 1509-1510 Portrait of a Man, 1514 Portrait of duchess Katharina von Mecklenburg,
Portrait of Frau Reuss, 1514 Portraits of Henry the Pious, Duke of Saxony and his wife Katharina von Mecklenburg, 1514 St. Christopher and St. George, c.1514
Chtist as the Man of Sorrows, 1515 Judith, c.1515 Portrait of a Saxon Prince, c.1515
St. George with head of the dragon, c.1515 St. Leopold, 1515 Trinity, c.1515
Saint Christopher, c.1516 The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, c.1516 Portrait of a Saxon Princess, 1517
The old man in love, c.1517 Portrait of Rudolph Agricola, c.1518 The Annunciation to Joachim, 1518
The dying man, 1518 Albert, Cardinal Elector of Mainz at the foot of the Cross, 1520 Christ and Mary, 1516-1520
Christ and the Adulteress, 1520 Christ taking leave of his mother, 1520 Magdalene von Sachsen, c.1520
Martin Luther as a Monk, 1520 Nativity (Holy Night, Christmas), c.1520 Portrait of a Saxon Prince, c.1520
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Portrait of a Young Girl (Magdalena Luther), c.1520 Portrait of Joachim II, 1520 St. Anthony, 1520
Virgin and Child with St. Anne, c.1520 Portrait of a young man in hat, 1521 Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg, 1522
Martin Luther as Junker Jörg, 1522 The Infatuated Old Woman, 1520-1522 Christian II of Denmark and Norway, c.1523
Portrait of Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk, c.1523 Katharina von Bora, c.1525 Madonna and Child, c.1525
Madonna and Child with a Bunch of Grapes, 1525 Portrait of a Saxon noblewoman as Mary Magdalene, 1525 Portrait of Elector Frederick the Wise in his Old Age, 1525
Samson’s Fight with the Lion, 1525 The old man in love, c.1525 Albrecht of Brandenburg as St. Jerome in his study, 1526
David and Bathsheba, 1526 Elector John the Constant of Saxony, 1526 Katharina von Bora, future wife of Martin Luther, 1526
Martin Luther, 1526 Portrait of a Woman, 1526 Portrait of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, 1526
Portrait of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, 1526 Portrait of Hans Melber, 1526 The Princess, 1526
Hans and Magrethe Luther, 1527 Portrait of Luther’s Father, 1527 Katharina Luther, 1528
Lot and his daughters, 1528 Portrait of a Young Woman Holding Grapes and Apples, 1528 Diptych with the Portraits of Martin Luther and his Wife, 1529
Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, 1529 Katharina Luther/em>, 1529 Law and Grace, 1529
Law and Grace, 1529 Portrait of Magdeburg theologians Dr. Johannes Schöner, 1529 Samson and Delilah, c.1529
Stag Hunt of Elector Friedrich III the Wise, 1529 Johannes Carion, c.1530 Judith Victorious, c.1530
Portrait of a Young Woman, 1530 Salome, c.1530 Sinking Of The Pharaoh In The Red Sea, 1530
St. Dorothea, c.1530 Virgin and Child under an Apple Tree, 1530 Feast of Herod, 1531
Judith at the Table of Holofernes, 1531 Portrait of Johann Friedrich, Elector of Saxony, 1531 Sibylle von Kleve, c.1531
Christ and the Adulteress, 1532 Electors of Saxony: Friedrich the Wise, Johann the Steadfast and Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous, 1532 Friedrich III, the Wise, Elector of Saxony, 1532
Johann Friedrich von Sachsen, 1532 Johannes Bugenhagen, 1532 Martin Luther, c.1532
Melancholy, 1532 Philipp Melanchthon, 1532 Portrait of Charles V, 1533
Portrait of Johann I the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony, c.1533 Portraits of Johann I and Frederick III the wise, Electors of Saxony, 1533 Portrait of a Saxon noblewoman, 1534
John Frederick the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, 1535 Reformators, c.1535 Three princesses of Saxony, Sibylla, Emilia and Sidonia, daughters of Duke Heinrich of Frommen, c.1535
Georg der Bärtige, Duke of Saxony, c.1536 Paradise, 1536 The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion, 1536
Heracles and Omphale, 1537 Johannes Bugenhagen, 1537 Judith with the head of Holofernes, c.1537
Philipp Melanchthon, 1537 The old man in love, 1537 Arrest of Christ, 1538
Christ Carrying the Cross, 1538 Flagellation of Christ, 1538 Lamentation, 1538
The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion, 1538 Feast of Herod, 1539 Portrait of a Young Nobleman, 1539
Madonna and Child, 1540 The deer hunting, 1540 Heracles and Omphale, c.1542
Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon, 1543 Portraits of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, 1543 Hunt in Honour of Charles V at the Castle of Torgau, 1544
The Fountain Of Youth, 1546 The Last Supper, 1547 The Procuress, 1548
Self Portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder</em, 1550 Christ as Savior with Martin Luther, 1552 Albrecht Brandenburg
Cranach The Garden of Gethsemane John, Duke of Saxony Judith
Martin Luther as Junker Jörg Old Man and Young Woman St. Catherine and St. Barbara
The Ten Commandments The Trinity Young mother with child

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