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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cranach, Lucas

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A celebrated German painter, born at Kronach, in the bishopric of Bamberg; was patronised by Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony, whom he accompanied in 1493 to the Holy Land; was engraver as well as painter, skilled in portraiture as well as in historical scenes; was intimately associated with the German reformers Luther and Melanchthon, whose portraits he painted among others; the works of his that remain are chiefly altar-pieces; his chief work is the "Crucifixion" in Weimar, where he died (1472-1553).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Cranach, Lucas'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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