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
The Cranachs: A Family of Painters. by Werner Schade. Moscow. 1987.
German and Austrian Paintings. XV-XVIII centuries. by N. Nikulin. Leningrad. 1989.