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image of The Nymph of the Spring Lucas Cranach the Elder (artist)
German, 1472 - 1553
The Nymph of the Spring, after 1537
oil on panel
overall: 48.4 x 72.8 cm (19 1/16 x 28 11/16 in.) framed: 62.9 x 87.6 cm (24 3/4 x 34 1/2 in.)
Gift of Clarence Y. Palitz
On View
From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 2 of 12


upper left: FONTIS NYMPHA SACRI SOM: / NVM NE RVMPE QVIESCO (I am the Nymph of the Sacred Spring. Do not disturb my sleep. I am resting.); to the right of the inscription, the artist's device, a serpent with folded wings holding a ring in its mouth, facing left

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