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Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus

Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus

Lucas Cranach (I) (in circa 1530 - 1536)

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Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) is among the most portrayed people of his time. The Rotterdam-born humanist was painted by Quinten Massys, Hans Holbein the Younger and Lucas Cranach. This is the best of Cranach's portraits of Erasmus, probably painted during Erasmus' life or shortly after his death.

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Title Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 19 cm
Length 14.6 cm
Artists Schilder: Lucas Cranach (I)
Accession number BRL 2012-06 (OK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Erasmusstichting 2013
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 2013
Age artist Between 58 and 64 years old
Exhibitions Presentatie Erasmus aankoop door Cranach (2013)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - REMIX ROTTERDAM, Boijmans X Wereldmuseum (2019)

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Lucas Cranach (I)

Kronach 1472 - Weimar 1553

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