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88 | Centuries Collection of British Fine Art

Sun, Dec 4, 2022 03:00PM EST
Lot 134


Estimate: $6,500 - $9,750

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Year: 16th Century
Size: 19" x 14"
Medium: Oil
Description: Fine early 16th Century German Old Master portrait of Martin Luther, oil on panel. Important and early German renaissance portrait of the famous theologian an leading figure of the protestant reformation. Good original condition, natural craquelure with fine lines of the wood grain visible. Painted with exceptional draughtsmanship in the detail of the face and a bright palette typical of the pigments in German renaissance painting. Cranach had a large workshop producing various compositions of the same subject meaning the piece may have a closer link to him and his studio. Framed. One of a pair - the other is of Cranach's wife Measurements: 19" x 14" framed


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