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The Old and the New Testament, or allegory of the law and the gospel; a tree at centre, dividing the sheet into two halves; to the left stand prophets with the law, while Death and a devil drive a naked man into hell; in the left background the Fall is depicted and in the sky the Last Judgement; in the right background the Brazen Serpent and the Israelites are seen, in the foreground stands St John with a man, pointing to Christ on the cross at upper right; at lower right, Christ rises from the sepulchre. c. 1530
Woodcut and letterpress
- Production date
- 1528-1532 (c.)
Height: 233 millimetres (borderlines)
Height: 270 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 324 millimetres
Width: 325 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Listed in Hollstein as a work by Lucas Cranach the younger, whereas Dodgson believes the work to be after Lucas the elder, probably by Hans Cranach. Koepplin and Falk regard the work as an original by Lucas the elder.
Cf. D. Koepplin / T. Falk, Lucas Cranach: Gemälde - Zeichnungen - Graphik, 2 vols, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Basel, 1974, no. 353.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1983 June-Sep, Nürnberg, GMN, 'Martin Luther'
2002 May-Sep, Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst, Iconoclash...
2006/7 Nov-Jan, Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Douglas Gordon
2010/11 Oct-Jan, Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lucas Cranach the Elder
2017 Sept- Nov: London BM, G90a, Luther
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