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image of Madonna and Child Lucas Cranach the Elder (artist)
German, 1472 - 1553
Madonna and Child, probably c. 1535 or after
oil on panel
overall: 71.2 x 52.1 cm (28 1/16 x 20 1/2 in.)
Gift of Adolph Caspar Miller
1953.3.1
Not on View
From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 3 of 12

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(Probably H. Michels Gallery, Berlin, by 1929).[1] (Van Diemen & Co., New York, by November, 1929).[2] Adolph Caspar Miller, Washington, by April 1937;[3] gift 1953 to NGA.

[1] Unverified, but cited by Friedländer, Max J. and Jakob Rosenberg. Die Gemälde von Lucas Cranach. Berlin, 1932: 87, no. 314, repro. (Rev. ed. The Paintings of Lucas Cranach, Amsterdam, 1978, 147, no. 390, repro.). The reproduction caption says "formerly" with H. Michels.

[2] Exhibited at the Van Diemen Galleries, New York; the exact dates of the show are not known, but there was an advertisement for the exhibition in the New York Times, 17 November 1929, section 9. In 1935 the Berlin branches van Diemen and its affiliated galleries were liquidated by order of the Nazis, with sales organized by Graupe on 25 January and 26 April. This painting was not in either of those sales, and thus had been sold from or remained with the New York branch between 1929-1935.

[3] Listed as belonging to Miller in the catalogue of the 1937 exhibition Paintings and Sculpture Owned in Washington, Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, 1937, no. 6.

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