Caroline Bugler is a freelance writer and editor, and the author of ‘Strange Beauty: German Paintings at the National Gallery’ (Yale University Press).

Portrait of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous (detail; 1509), Lucas Cranach the Elder.

The seductive splendour of Lucas Cranach the Elder

An exhibition at Compton Verney shows off the full range of the master’s work – from slinky nudes to opulent portraits of the rulers of Saxony

26 Sep 2020