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Cover photo for Lucas Cranach's Saint Maurice
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART BULLETIN | VOLUME 72 | NUMBER 4

"Lucas Cranach's Saint Maurice"

Ainsworth, Maryan, Sandra Hindriks, and Pierre Terjanian
2015
48 pages
47 illustrations
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This Bulletin discusses Lucas Cranach's Saint Maurice and the importance of this saint during the stormy period of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. Anticipating the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, this Bulletin draws on the work of donor Mrs. Eva S. Kollsman and connects this image of Saint Maurice to sculptural relics belonging to Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, the most powerful Roman Catholic prelate at the time.

Saint Maurice, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop  German, Oil on linden
ca. 1520–25
Friedrich III (1463–1525), the Wise, Elector of Saxony, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop  German, Oil on beech, with letterpress-printed paper labels
1533
Johann I (1468–1532), the Constant, Elector of Saxony, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop  German, Oil on beech, with letterpress-printed paper labels
1532–33
The Martyrdom of Saint Barbara, Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Oil on linden
ca. 1510
Judith with the Head of Holofernes, Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Oil on linden
ca. 1530
A Relief with Adam and Eve, from the "Wittenberg Reliquaries", Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Woodcut
1509
A Golden Reliquary with the Tree of Jesse, from the "Wittenberg Reliquaries", Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Woodcut
1509
A Silver Statuette of an Angel Playing the Harp, from the "Wittenberg Reliquaries", Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Woodcut
1509
A Silver-Gilt Pacifical with a Crucifixion, from the "Wittenberg Reliquaries", Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Woodcut
1509
Reliquary with a Pieta, from the "Wittenberg Reliquaries", Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Woodcut
1509
Frederick the Wise and John the Constant of Saxony, Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Engraving
1509
Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, Albrecht Dürer  German, Engraving
1519
Field Armor, Steel, leather, German, Nuremberg
German, Nuremberg
ca. 1525; left arm defense, 19th century; rondels, 1923
Pair of Tassets of Emperor Charles V of Austria (1500–1558), Kolman Helmschmid  German, Steel, gold, German, Augsburg
ca. 1530–40
Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk, Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Engraving; Impression in which the man's profile to the left of Martin Luther is visible in parts
1520
The Selling of Indulgences, Hans Holbein the Younger  German, Woodcut
16th century
Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony, Albrecht Dürer  German, Engraving
1524
Martin Luther (1483–1546), Lucas Cranach the Elder  German, Oil on wood
probably 1532
Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, Albrecht Dürer  German, Engraving
n.d.
Triptych with the Passion of Christ, Mother-of-pearl, gilt wood frame, silk backing, and tooled leather covering, South German
South German
ca. 1475–85