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Lucas Cranach the Elder
Virgin and Child

oil on lime
121.9 x 90.9 cm (48 x 35-3/4 in)
Originallly commissioned by Frederick III, known as the Wise, Elector of Saxony [1463-1525; his coats of arms at lower left and lower right). Maximilian Freiherr von Heyl [1844-1925], Darmstadt, by 1899 and still in 1904. [1] Frau Direktor Albert Ullman by 1925. [2] (Paul Drey, New York) from 1940; [3] sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] in 1948; gift to University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1961, no. 1961.013.004. [1] Exhibited in Cranach Ausstelllung, Dresden, 1899, no.116 and in Kunsthistorische Ausstellung, Dusseldorf, 1904, no. 214. [2] Exhibited in St├Ądelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, Ausstellung von Meisterwerken alter Malerei aus Privatbesitz, Summer 1925, no. 40. [3] Exhibited Kansas City, Missouri, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Seventh Anniversary Exhibition of German, Flemish, and Dutch Painting, 1940-41, no. 12.
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