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Antithesis figurata vitae Christi et Antichristi

Illustrated by Lucas Cranach, the Elder (German, 1472–1553), Illustrated by Hans Cranach (German, died in 1537)

Place of Publication: Wittenberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Dodgson, German and Flemish II, 324-25; Hollstein, German, VI, 40-42, cat. 66a-z, Edition IV (illustrations); 169, cat. 36 (title border); Benzing, Lutherbibliographie, 1024


Overall: 18.8 x 15.3 x 2 cm (7 3/8 x 6 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with woodcut title and 26 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

[Wittenberg: Johann Grünenberg, 1521] Quarto; 14 leaves; modern vellum boards, reddish-brown cloth slipcase.

Illustrations: decorative title border and opposed scenes from the lives of Christ and the AntiChrist (here personified by the pope).

Wittenberg: Johann Grünenberg, 1521


Karl W. Hiersemann (antiquarian book dealer; b. 1854 - d. 1928), Leipzig; December 15, 1903, purchased from him by the MFA.

Credit Line

Museum Purchase