Artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, German, 1472-1553
  • Madonna and Child with Infant Saint John the Baptist and Angels
Date 1536
Medium oil on wood panel
Dimensions Overall: 46 × 31 5/8 inches (116.8 × 80.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 23.31
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, upper right: 1536 | [artist's coat-of arms with winged dragon]
1921-1923, Collection Arthur Sulley (London, England);
1923-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Walther, J. "Founders Society Presents an Important Painting." Bulletin of the DIA 5, 2 (November 1923): pp. 10-11 (cover ill.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 43 (ill.).

Richardson, E.P. "A New Cranach." Bulletin of the DIA 15, 7 (1935-1936): pp. 100-102 (ill.).

Friedländer, M. J. and J. Rosenberg. Die Gemälde von Lucas Cranach. Berlin, 1932, no. 189.

Kuhn, C.L. A Catalogue of German Paintings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in American Collections. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1936, p. 39, no. 106.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 32, no. 43.

Friedländer, M. J. and J. Rosenberg. The Paintings of Lucas Cranach. London, 1978, p. 115, no. 228. [under which authors cite eight similar variant paintings]