Hans Cranach

Hans Cranach (ca. 1513–1537), also known as Johann Lucas Cranach, was a German painter, the oldest son of Lucas Cranach the Elder. German art historian Johann Christian Schuchardt, who discovered his existence, credits him with an altar-piece at Weimar, signed with the monogram "H. C.", and dated 1537. He died at Bologna in 1537. Luther mentions his death in his Table Talk, and Johann Stigel, a contemporary poet, celebrates him as a painter.

Hercules at the Court of Omphale, 1537, now at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid
Portrait of a man, 1534, now at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Cranach, Hans". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). Vol. I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.