Cranach Painting Luther
My friend, Aaron Lewis, sent me a photo he took in a museum of a painting, in Munich, depicting Cranach painting Luther, with Melanchthon looking on. Very nice! The painting is by Heinrich Stelzner, who lived from 1833-1910. He painted this painting in 1890. It is in the Alte Pinakothek museum at Munich, which, I’m told, has a general policy against displaying works from the 19th century or earlier, but they made an exception since it is such a unique portrayal of Lucas Cranach at work. I’m trying to figure out how to upload the full size version of the painting as a jpeg to this blog post, but have forgotten how to to that in WordPress. Any suggestions?
Here is a photo a tourist, Jaime Silva, took of Cranach in the painting:
Here is a shot Jamie took of the entire painting. Aaron Lewis tells me it is about four feet by six feet: