Cranach's Saint Maurice
Through July 27, 2015
Since its arrival at the Metropolitan Museum in 2005, Cranach's Saint Maurice has re-emerged from relative obscurity. While the image itself has reappeared from beneath deposits of accumulated grime and dark varnish following its conservation treatment, technical and art historical research have yielded new information about the historical context of this first black saint and the attribution of the work.
This focused exhibition will explore the painting and its fascinating history in depth. It will also feature related objects from the Museum's collection, including paintings, reliquaries, armor, prints, and medals.
The exhibition is made possible by Northern Trust.
The publication is made possible by the Drue E. Heinz Fund.
The Metropolitan's quarterly Bulletin program is supported in part by the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, established by the cofounder of Reader's Digest.
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop (German, 1472–1553). Saint Maurice, ca. 1520–25. Oil on wood; 54 x 15 1/2 in. (137.2 x 39.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Eva F. Kollsman, 2005 (2006.469)
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