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    Sale 12039

    Interiors

    17 August 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 343

    Manner of Lucas Cranach I

    Portrait of Frederick III (1463-1525), the Wise, Elector of Saxony, bust-length, in a white shirt, a fur-lined coat and a black hat

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    Manner of Lucas Cranach I
    Portrait of Frederick III (1463-1525), the Wise, Elector of Saxony, bust-length, in a white shirt, a fur-lined coat and a black hat
    with the artist's device of a dragon with wings folded (upper left), and inscribed 'FREDERICUS III ELECTOR SAXONIA.' (upper centre)
    oil on panel, unframed
    9 ¾ x 7 ½ in. (24.8 x 19 cm.)


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    The original source for the present composition is a lost picture by Cranach marked and dated 1522, and is the last picture Cranach executed of the Elector.

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    From time to time, Christie's may offer a lot which it owns in whole or in part. This is such a lot.


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    Please note the attribution for this lot should read 'Follower of Lucas Cranach I', and not as stated in the catalogue.


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