10 mai 2011

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Portrait of the Elector Frederick III the Wise of Saxony (1463-1525)

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Portrait of the Elector Frederick III the Wise of Saxony (1463-1525). Photo Sotheby's oil on panel, with inscribed verses on paper attached to the panel; signed with the artist's device of a winged serpent and dated upper left: 1532; 20.3 by 14.4 cm. Estiate 60,000—90,000 EUR. Lot Sold 204,750 EUR PROVENANCE: Bought in Berlin by the present owners in the 1980s. NOTE: This is one of a number of portraits painted by Lucas Cranach of his most important early patron Frederick... [Lire la suite]