Lucas Cranach the Younger
|04.10.1515||Lucas Cranach the Younger, son of Lucas Cranach the Elder, is born in Wittenberg.|
|to 1527/29||Start of apprenticeship in his father’s workshop.|
|1536||Mention as a member of the Cranach workshop at the gilding work on the Torgau Castle.|
|1537||Johannes (Hans) Cranach (born 1512/13), the eldest son of Lucas Cranach the Elder, dies on a trip to Italy. Then Lucas Cranach the Younger takes over more and more responsibility in his father’s workshop.|
|1541||Cranach the Younger married on February 19 Barbara Brück (1518-1550), the daughter of the Saxon Chancellor Gregor Brück. The marriage produced four children.|
|1546||The life-size “Portrait of Martin Luther” (Staatliches Museum Schwerin) is created, which is a model for a series of portraits reformer.|
|1547||Consecration of the “Reformation altar” (with L. Cranach the Elder..) In the St. Mary’s Church, Wittenberg|
|1549-1568||councilor in Wittenberg|
|1550||take over the farm and the shop in Castle Street one from the father. Cranach d. Ä. leaves Wittenberg.|
|1551||Second marriage to Magdalena Schurff (1531-1606), a niece of Melanchthon. From this marriage five children go out. Born in 1554 Augustin Cranach (died. 1595) is also a painter (teaching to 1571/72 when the Saxony-based painter Henry Goding) and maintains a workshop in Wittenberg.
The panels “The Sleeping Hercules” and “The awakened Hercules distributes the pygmies” for the Dresden Castle arise.
|1552-1555||At the request of Duke Albrecht of Prussia Heinrich Königswieser is picked and trained in the workshop. Königswieser 1559 court painter to Duke Albrecht.|
|1552/53||Cranach the Younger fled with his family and the painter boy from the plague and go to Weimar, the new residence of the Duke Johann Friedrich of Saxony.|
|1555||“Epitaph altar for Johann Friedrich of Saxony” (Church of St. Peter and Paul, Weimar)|
|1560||“Epitaph for Johannes Bugenhagen – The Baptism of Christ” (St. Mary’s Church, Wittenberg)|
|to 1560/63||journey to the Netherlands.|
|1560-62 and 1572/73||Extensive construction work in Cranach’s Wittenberg.|
|1562||painting of the emblem and the sundial on the tower of the Wittenberg church.|
|1565||Erhard Gaulrap is formed at the request of Duke Johann Albrecht of Mecklenburg in the Cranach workshop.|
|1565-1568||Cranach the Younger is the mayor of Wittenberg|
|1569||confirmation inherited from his father Privileges of eternal wine Schankes by Elector Augustus of Saxony.
“Epitaph for Paul Eber – The vineyard of the Lord” (St. Mary’s Church, Wittenberg). In the Cranach workshop arise in these years, numerous epitaphs.
|to 1571-73||A series of portraits of the Saxon dukes and electors created for Augustus castle.|
|1571-81||Zacharias Wehme is formed at the request of the Elector Augustus of Saxony as an apprentice in the Cranach workshop.|
|1573||Cranach the Younger is one of the six richest citizens of Wittenberg. His estate is estimated at 3,200 guilders.|
|1586||On January 25, Cranach the Younger died in Wittenberg. He is buried in the Wittenberg town church St. Marien.|
|1588||From the Saxon Elector numerous prints and paintings by various artists for the Arts Dresden Chamber be purchased from the estate Cranach the Younger..|