Charles wished to know whether it was Cranach's own work or that of his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger
. He had heard by chance that the Elder Cranach was in the town he was besieging, and so sent for him to settle the question.
One example is a print from 1546 by Lucas Cranach The Younger
entitled Unterschied zwischen der waren Religion Christi und falschen Abgottischen lehr des Antichrists in den furnehmesten stucken.
These designations of "us and them" permeate Cranach's Reformation art from the early Passional Christi et Anti Christi to the work of Cranach the Younger
, for example his print True and False Church of 1547.
Lucas Cranach the Younger
's seductive The Nymph of the Spring of around 1540 appears at Weiss Gallery (price on application); while Salomon Lilian shows an early Rubens portrait of the fierce Roman emperor Galba (c.
Adam and Eve, by Lucas Cranach the Younger
, is an assemblage of rough snippets from his father's pictures of The Fall of Man, without his father's subtlety, fine drawing and rondeur within the outlines.
The Burrell version is possibly by Lucas Cranach the Younger
. For all that, the picture as such is charming.