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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder

    Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560), half-length, in a black cloak with fur trim, holding a book

    Price Realised  

    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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