Lucas Cranach the Younger Works Online
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Original works by Lucas Cranach available for purchase at art galleries worldwidePaintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!Art Market:
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery
Kress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
Martin Luther and Phillipp Melanchthon, 1558
Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Paintings collection online
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam NEW!
The Royal Collection, London, UK
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)
Faites venire a moi les enfants
Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Wisconsin
The Lamentation, ca.1550
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, 1558
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
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"
The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
2 works online when last checked
Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Lucas Cranach at The Art Renewal CenterArticles and Reference Sites:
Lucas Cranach in the Web Gallery of Art
Wikimedia Commons Image Database
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
Lucas Cranach at CGFA
Ciudad de la Pintura (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.
Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images
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
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia