2 of 17 portraits of Martin Luther
after Lucas Cranach the Elder
6 in. x 3 3/4 in. (153 mm x 94 mm) paper size
Given by A.C. Potter Esq, 1936
Sitterback to top
- Martin Luther (1483-1546), German religious reformer. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), Painter; Draughtsman; printmaker. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
Events of 1546back to top
Current affairsThe Treaty of Ardres ends England's war with France and Scotland. Francis I of France agrees to pay a large pension to King Henry VIII and his successors.
Henry VIII becomes seriously ill.
Art and scienceThe Dutch artist William Scrots paints Princess Edward (later King Edward VI) using an unusual and virtuoso technique of distorted perspective (anamorphosis).
King Henry VIII founds Trinity College, Cambridge.
InternationalThe German Protestant reformer Martin Luther dies while attempting to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the mounting tension between German Protestant and Catholic factions. The Schmalkaldic League of Protestant princes prepares for war against the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
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