Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘The Second Tournament with the Tapestry of Samson and the Lion’, 1509, R. S. Johnson Fine Art
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The Second Tournament with the Tapestry of Samson and the Lion, 1509

Woodcut
11 1/2 × 16 1/2 in
29.2 × 41.9 cm
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R. S. Johnson Fine Art
Chicago

Watermark:
Bull's Head with Serpent and Cross (Briquet 1575, dated 1492 by Briquet)

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Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472–1553
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A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the full-length portrait. Cranach served as painter to the court of Frederick the Wise of Saxony in Wittenberg, where he specialized in portraits with bold compositions and strong colors. He was also responsible for decorative schemes around the court, as well as for tournaments and celebrations; the considerable demands of this work led him to open a workshop and to develop techniques and procedures of standardization that sped up the painting process. A close friend of Martin Luther, Cranach also supervised the printing of Luther’s pamphlets, painted altarpieces for Lutheran churches, and produced portraits of Protestant reformers and princes, as well as designing woodcuts for Luther’s translation of the New Testament.

Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘The Second Tournament with the Tapestry of Samson and the Lion’, 1509, R. S. Johnson Fine Art
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About the work
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R. S. Johnson Fine Art
Chicago

Watermark:
Bull's Head with Serpent and Cross (Briquet 1575, dated 1492 by Briquet)

Notes:
An exceptionally fine and early impression. Except for some weaker printing to lower left, both foreground and background printed strongly. Traces of center-fold, one tiny spot to upper right. Otherwise perfect.

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Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472–1553
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A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the full-length portrait. Cranach served as painter to the court of Frederick the Wise of Saxony in Wittenberg, where he specialized in portraits with bold compositions and strong colors. He was also responsible for decorative schemes around the court, as well as for tournaments and celebrations; the considerable demands of this work led him to open a workshop and to develop techniques and procedures of standardization that sped up the painting process. A close friend of Martin Luther, Cranach also supervised the printing of Luther’s pamphlets, painted altarpieces for Lutheran churches, and produced portraits of Protestant reformers and princes, as well as designing woodcuts for Luther’s translation of the New Testament.

The Second Tournament with the Tapestry of Samson and the Lion, 1509

Woodcut
11 1/2 × 16 1/2 in
29.2 × 41.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$32,000
Ships from Chicago, IL, US
Free domestic shipping only
Location
Chicago
Locked
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