23 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560), half-length, in a black cloak with fur trim, holding a book
with extensive inscriptions (upper centre, lower centre, and on the book)
oil on panel, unframed
15 x 11 in. (38.2 x 28 cm.)
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Philipp Melanchthon was a German professor and theologian, a key leader of the Lutheran Reformation, and a friend and associate of Martin Luther.
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