Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Johann the Steadfast and Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous

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Susan Foister

From National Gallery Catalogues, forthcoming: 'The German Paintings before 1800'.

Publication notes 

This full catalogue entry of Cranach’s Portrait of Johann the Steadfast and Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous, taken from 'The German Paintings before 1800’ by Susan Foister, is published on the Gallery website in advance of book publication.

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Susan Foister is Deputy Director, Director of Public Engagement, and Curator of Early Netherlandish, German, and British Paintings. Her publications include: J. Dunkerton, D. Gordon, S. Foister, and N. Penny, ‘Giotto to Dürer’, New Haven and London 1991; S. Foister, A. Roy, M. Wyld,  ‘Making and Meaning, Holbein’s 'Ambassadors’, exh. cat., National Gallery London 1997; S. Foister, ’ Holbein and England’, New Haven and London 2004.

Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Portrait of Johann the Steadfast’, 1509 NG6538 (left) Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous’, 1509, NG6539 (right)
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Johann the Steadfast, 1509 NG6538 (left) Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous, 1509, NG6539 (right)

 

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To cite this catalogue entry we suggest using:

Susan Foister, ‘Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Johann the Steadfast and Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous’ published online 2015, from 'The German Paintings before 1800', London: forthcoming.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/research/lucas-cranach-the-elder-portraits-of-johann-the-steadfast-and-johann-friedrich-the-magnanimous

General references

Koepplin 1974; Koepplin and Falk 1974, vol. I, p. 143 (fig.), vol. II, p. 683; Friedländer and Rosenberg 1978, no. 19, p. 71; NG Annual Report, 1991–2, pp. 16–17.

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