The German Paintings before 1800

Susan Foister

Read the catalogue entries from 'The German Paintings before 1800’ by Susan Foister, 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.

Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder © Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence © Photo Scala, Florence - courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att. Culturali
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Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Portrait of a Woman’, 1525–7
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Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous’, 1509
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Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Saints Christina and Ottilia’, 1506
Read the catalogue entry for 'Lucas Cranach the Elder and workshop, The St Catherine Altarpiece: Reverses of Shutters'
Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Cupid complaining to Venus’, 1526–7
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Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Primitive People’, 1527–30
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Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Charity’, mid-1530s–1540s
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Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, ‘Portrait of Johannes Feige’, possibly early 1530s
Read the catalogue entry for 'Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Johannes Feige'