Lucas Cranach d.Ä. (Werkst.) - Porträt des Erasmus von Rotterdam



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Title Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam
Date 1530s
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 51.2 × 31.3 cm (20.2 × 12.3 in)
Object history

Traditionally believed to have descended in the family of Johann Henckel (d. 1539), confessor to Mary, Queen of Hungary (1505-1558), to James Henckell (d. 1823), and through his daughter Caroline (1788-1869), who married William du Buisson (1781-1828), Glynhir, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, and by inheritance to

Thomas Gerard du Buisson (b. 1892), Snower Hill, Betchworth, Surrey, by 1925, and by descent in the family.
Exhibition history Dublin, Municipal Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings from Private Collections in Ireland, 20 May-25 August 1957, no. 80 as ‘Cranach’.
Inscriptions upper right: the artist’s serpent device and dated ‘153[?]6
Source/Photographer Christie's, LotFinder: entry 5916248 (sale 10389, lot 13, London, 9 July 2015)


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