Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder (KRONACH 1472 - 1553 WEIMAR), Lucretia

bears the artist's signature of a plumed serpent upper right. oil on panel. 57 by 34.5 cm.; 22 1/2 by 13 5/8 in. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: With Galerie van Diemen & Co., Berlin;
Their forced liquidation sale Berlin, Paul Graupe, 26-27 April 1935, vol. II, lot 17;
Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 8 May 1969, lot 19;
Private Collection, New York;
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, Old Master Paintings, 13 October 1989, lot 54, as Cranach the Younger for $40,000;
Acquired at the above sale by the current owner and now sold in settlement with the Oppenheimer heirs.

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: M.J. Friedländer and J. Rosenberg, Die Gemälde von Lucas Cranach, 1932, p. 90, cat. no.329g (as probably Lucas Cranach the Younger);
M.J. Friedländer and J. Rosenberg, The Paintings of Lucas Cranach, 1978, p.151, cat. no. 409G (as probably Lucas Cranach the Younger)

Sotheby's. Old Master & Early British Paintings. 22 Apr 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's