Johann Friederich was captured by Charles V at the battle of Mühlberg and went into exile in Augsburg and Innsbruck, followed by Cranach.
Portrait of Johann Friedrich, the Elector of Saxony and the Reformers by Unknown Artist, c. 16301640
© Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 146 x 138.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,344 ( Total: £12,688)
- Acquired in:
- Earl of Clarendon through Sotheby's
The painting also includes portraits of Martin Luther and other German and Swiss reformers. This painting is a copy of the painting from the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder now in the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. It was previously part of the Clarendon Collection which was on loan to Plymouth from 1954 until 2010.
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