The Close of the Silver Age (?)

The subject possibly shows the quarrelsome end of the Silver Age, according to Hesiod, or perhaps according to a contemporary derivation from him.

Similar subjects occur in a number of paintings by Cranach; some of these are dated 1527, 1529 and 1535. This painting may well be of the same period.

Key facts

Artist dates
1472 - 1553
Full title
The Close of the Silver Age (?)
Date made
about 1530
Medium and support
Oil on oak
50.2 x 35.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery