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Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, and John of Saxony

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (printed)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cranach, Lucas the elder I, born 1472 - died 1553 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.238-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 7

Physical description

Print, half-length, Friedrich III, facing half right, holding (?) a rosary, and Johann I, facing half left, with his left hand resting on a table; beneath an arch, with two coats of arms.

Place of Origin

Germany (printed)

Date

early 16th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Cranach, Lucas the elder I, born 1472 - died 1553 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

With the mark of the collection of the Dukes of Arenberg (Lugt 567)

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm, Width: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, and John of Saxony, engraving by Lucas Cranach I, early 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hollstein, F. W. H. German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1954.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Coat of arms; Ruler

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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