Portrait of a thirty-eight-year-old woman

Lucas Cranach the Younger

Lucas Cranach the Younger - Portrait of a thirty-eight-year-old woman
The woman's clothing is based on the contrast of black and sparkling white. This clothing characterises the woman portrayed as an exemplary housewife, looking after the family and the household. This role is further emphasised by the fact that the mistress of the house wears an apron, which is, like the pleated undergarment with the lace collar and the cap, carefully ironed. In style and clothing they are fully in keeping with the remaining production of Lucas Cranach the Younger - the fashion of the time in protestant circles can be traced well in the dated commemorative works carried out by the hand of Cranach the Younger - for instance The Resurrection of Christ with the family of the donor - the epitaph for Leonhard Badehorn, 1559 (Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste).
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measurements: height 84 cm
width 58,5 cm
material: Lime wood
technique: oil
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inventory number: DO 4127
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters