Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) was a German Renaissance painter & printmaker in woodcut & engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career & is known for his portraits of German princes & of leaders of the Protestant Reformation. He became a close friend of Martin Luther. He also painted religious subjects, first in the Catholic tradition, and he later attempted to find new ways of conveying Lutheran religious concerns in art. He continued throughout his career to paint subjects drawn from mythology & religion. He had a large workshop & many works exist in different versions. He, too, was attracted to the tale of Judith & Holofernes.
Cranch also painted similar paintings of Salome with the head of St John the Baptist on a platter.
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