Cranach the Younger was a pupil of his father, Lucas Cranach the Elder, very often he drew clothes and accessories on his fathers' pictures. In the mid-1530s he began to play an increasingly important role in his father’s workshop, and took it over at his death. He was as successful as his father, though he never achieved his artistic greatness. Because he adopted his father’s late style, there have been problems with attributing some of the works, i.e. The Fountain of Youth (1546), A Hunt in Honor of Charles V at Torgau Castle (1544). Many historians of art consider his works less emotional and spontaneous than those of his father. His best works include portraits and simple versions of allegorical and mythical scenes.
The Cranachs: A Family of Painters. by Werner Schade. Moscow. 1987.
German and Austrian Paintings. XV-XVIII centuries. by N. Nikulin. Leningrad. 1989.