Luca Kranach.Pittore di Figure, e di Ritratti, nacque in Kranach Castello nellan Franconia l'anno 1472. mori l'anno 1553.
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 175 x 270mm. (7 x 10˝").
A half-length portrait of German Renaissance painter and printmaker Lucas Cranach the elder (1472 - 1553); turned slightly to the left, wearing a dark shawl which he is holding with his left hand. To the right of the portrait is the dragon motif which Cranch used as a signature on his paintings. This portrait was part of A. F. Gori’s monumental Museum Florentium, which set out to engrave all the portraits of painters, architects, sculptors and patrons of the arts in the major galleries of Florence. This vast undertaking was issued in individual parts as it took over thirty years (1731-1766) to complete. The bulk of the engraving fell to four of Florence’s most rennowned artists, Giovanni Domenico Campiglia, Pietro Pazzi, Cosimo Mogalli and Lorenzini.
[Ref: 29116] £120.00