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Lucas Cranach : The Fountain of Youth, 1546
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Lucas Cranach the Elder

[German Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553]

• Also known as:  Lukas Cranach the Elder
• Relationships: Father of Lucas Cranach II.
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 N.B. For the sake of readability, we have organized external links into these different tabs: 
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteLucas Cranach at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Saint Christopher, 1518/20

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many prints online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Portrait of a Lady of the Saxon Court as Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
6 works by Cranach

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
A Faun and His Family with a Slain Lion

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
4 works online by Cranach

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
"Cranach Magnified" - Zoom way in on details of 11 different paintings by Lucas Cranach

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
Portrait of a Scholar, ca.1515

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
2 paintings online; see the "Germany" section

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Lucretia, 1532 (Zoom)

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Portrait of the Elector Friedrich III the Wise of Saxony, 1532 (Zoom)

Notable SiteLucas Cranach at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Dead hind, the four limbs extended, and hind's head, ca.1520-30

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Seville, Spain (in Spanish)  
(Click on "ampliar imagen" for a huge enlargement of the image)

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
The Suicide of Lucretia, 1529

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
(Information about the restoration of this work)

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
The Torgau Altar

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion

Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Vienna (in German)  
2 works

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Portrait of a Lady

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Greenville, South Carolina

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brighton & Hove Museums, England

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK
Portrait of Martin Luther

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Saint Helena with the True Cross

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Compton Verney, Warwick, England
Lot and his Daughters

Compton Verney, Warwick, England
Portrait of Sigmund Kingsfelt

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
2 works by or related to the artist

Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
St. Christopher and the Christ Child, ca.1518

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
Portrait de jeune fille
Vénus et Cupidon

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Venus and Cupid

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Germany (in German)  
Hercules with Omphale

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "C"

Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
The Third Tournament

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
5 works

Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France (mostly in French)  
La Mélancolie, 1532

Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France (in French)  
La Nymphe à la source

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Portrait d'une noble dame saxonne

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
The Ill-Matched Couple

Museumslandschaft Hessen, Germany (in German)  

National Brukenthal Museum, Romania

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland (in Polish)  
See the FIRST Flash presentation on the page: rollover + scroll thumbnails

National Museum of Art of Romania
Venus and Cupid

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
The Garden of Gethsemane, ca.1518

National Museums Liverpool, UK
The Nymph of the Fountain

Nationalmuseum, Sweden
The ill-matched couple

Nizhni Novgorod Art Museum, Russia
Lucretia, 1535

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Czech Republic
St. Catherine and St. Barbara

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Madonna and Child, ca.1525

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg as Saint Jerome, 1520s

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Portrait posthume du Dr J. Scheyring
Vénus et l'Amour

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Schleswig-Holstein Museums, Germany
9 works online

Seattle Art Museum

Speed Art Museum, Kentucky
Herodias, ca.1530

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany ( in German)  

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Judith with the Head of Holofernes

State Museums of Berlin
2 paintings online

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Lucas Cranach at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Orangerie and the Otto Dix House, Gera, Germany
Postersteiner Altar, ca.1516/17

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Site for a 2007 exhibition, Dürer & Cranach: Art and Humanism in Renaissance Germany

Université de Liège Collections (in French)  

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Virtual Uffizi

Virtual Uffizi
Martin Luther and and his wife

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida - Provenance Research
The Holy Trinity

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
The Feast of Herod

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Judith, 1525

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Maria Magdalena, 1525

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba
Untitled (Portrait of a Lady)

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba
Untitled (Portrait of John I of Saxony), 1538

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
3 works online when last checked

Danish Museums Online (in Danish)  
(You can switch to English by going to the very top of the site, but the viewable works are much fewer)

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
9 works online

Notable SiteLucas Cranach at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteLucas Cranach at The Artchive  

Notable SiteLucas Cranach at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteLucas Cranach in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteLucas Cranach in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Farbdia Archiv (Color Slide Archive) (in German)  
Thousands of photographs of fresco cycles and wall decorations in churches and other buildings in and around Germany.
Click "Galerie" for a normal overview; click "digilib" to zoom in.

Humanities Web  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)

      Flickr: "Lucas Cranach "      
Google Images: "Lucas Cranach "      
Bing Images: "Lucas Cranach "   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Lost Art Internet Database, Germany
Two dead bullfinches hanging on a nail, drawing, 1530

Lost Art Internet Database, Germany
Dead crow, drawing, ca.1530

Lost Art Internet Database, Germany
Lying red deer, drawing, 1539

Online Archive of California
The Agony in the Garden, from Passion of Christ

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Lucas Cranach   
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist dossier -- Works by Lucas Cranach the Elder appeal to contemporary tastes

The London Evening Standard
"Trouble in Paradise", 2007 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"Cranach the Crude", 2008 article by Brian Sewell

The New Yorker
"Lucas Cranach retrospective at the Staedel Museum, Frankfurt", 2007 review by Peter Schjeldahl


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