Portrait of Johann Friedrich, the Elector of Saxony and the Reformers by Unknown Artist

Johann Friederich was captured by Charles V at the battle of Mühlberg and went into exile in Augsburg and Innsbruck, followed by Cranach.


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.


By descent.

Venue details

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Drake Circus, PLYMOUTH Devon PL4 8AJ 01752 304774 www.plymhearts.org

Entry details

Free to all

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