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St Paul; the beheaded body lies in the right foreground, with blood flowing out; the head lies to the left, and springs appear at the places where the head had touched the ground; with the two Saxon at upper left corner; proof. c. 1512
- Production date
- 1510-1515 (c.)
Height: 161 millimetres (borderlines)
Width: 127 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Part of a series, The Martyrdoms of the Apostles, consisting of twelve sheets (Hollstein 53-64).
Cf. the commentary on the first entry of the series, registered as 1904-5-19-17 (PPA56834).
Mistakenly referred to as St Matthew in older literature, since Rhau's Symbolum, 1539 (see also Dodgson and Hollstein), although the depicted scene represents St Paul. This version of his martyrdom with the appearance of three sources is not based on the account of events in the Legenda aurea.
Cf. D. Koepplin / T. Falk, Lucas Cranach: Gemälde - Zeichnungen - Graphik, 2 vols, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Basel, 1974, no. 432.
J. Strehle / A. Kunz, Druckgraphiken Lukas Cranachs d.Ä. Im Dienst von Macht und Glauben, exh. cat. Lutterhalle Wittenberg, 1998, no. 35, p. 112.
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