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

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.

Provenance

By descent.


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