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        The Courtesan and the Old Man, c.1530

        Cranach, Lucas, the Elder (1472-1553). Medium: oil on canvas. La Courtisane et le Vieillard; in Germany this picture is known as Der Verliebte Alte' ('The Lovesick Old Man'); Cranach painted several versions of this theme; theme probably inspired by 'In Praise of Folly' by Erasmus, published in 1511; see also 121275; Provenance: Musee des Beaux-Arts et d'Archeologie, Besancon, France / Giraudon. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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