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Lucas Cranach the Elder, Cupid complaining to Venus


Susan Foister

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

Publication notes 

This full catalogue entry of Cranach’s Cupid complaining to Venus, 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, Cupid complaining to Venus, 1526–7, NG6344


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A text-only version of this catalogue entry:

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Cupid Complaining to Venus – Susan Foister
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To cite this catalogue entry we suggest using:

Susan Foister, ‘Lucas Cranach the Elder, Cupid complaining to Venus' published online 2015, from 'The German Paintings before 1800', London: forthcoming.

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