Cranach

1991 TTi3. Discovered 1991 Oct. 8 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named in honor of the German painter, draftsman and copper engraver Lucas Cranach the Elder (14721553). As a friend of Luther and Melanchton {see planets (7100) and (7906)}, he is reputed to be the primary master of the German Reformation period. His first work is ascertainable in Vienna; beginning in 1505, he was an esteemed court painter for the elector of Saxony Friedrich der Weise in Wittenberg. One of his best-known works is the altarpiece in the main church of Weimar {see planet (3539)}, which was completed by his son Lucas Cranch the Younger. (M 32095)

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