Saint Magdalen
by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1525


Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Köln


head bodice sleeve hem


Although the lady is a saint, she is clothed - like so many of Cranach's saints - in the slashed fashion of the German Renaissance.


Lucas Cranach der Ältere (the Elder):
* 1472 Kronach
+ 1553 Weimar
most important painter of the German Renaissance after Dürer, painter to the Saxon court, had a high output of portraits