Auction 1008, Paintings 15th - 19th Century, 20.03.2013, 14:30, Cologne Lot 5

Lucas Cranach the Elder, follower of, THE MOCKING OF CHRIST

Lucas Cranach the Elder, THE MOCKING OF CHRIST, Auction 1008 Paintings 15th - 19th Century, Lot 5

Lucas Cranach the Elder, follower of

1472 Kronach - 1553 Weimar

THE MOCKING OF CHRIST

Oil on panel (parquetted). 41 x 27 cm.

Liste der Arbeiten

Certificate

Max J. Friedländer, The Hague 2.7.1942 (studio of Lucas Cranach the Elder). - Ingo Sandner, Cologne 23.10.1996 (studio of Lucas Cranach the Elder).

Literature

For a comparable theme depicted by Lucas Cranach the Elder cf. Max J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg: The Paintings of Lucas Cranach, London 1978, p. 143, no. 371, ill.

The theme of the Mocking of Christ has only once been painted by Lucas Cranch the Elder in 1537. A small replica of this painting can be found in the collection in Weimar, whereby its composition is not similar to this work. According to the style the painting must have been painted by an artist active around 1540/1550 and influenced by Cranach.

We thank Ludwig Meyer, Munich, for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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