- Mintage Limit - 3000
- MADONNA VIRGIN under Apple TREE Lucas Cranach
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity + BOX
The third of a new spectacular series 'The Renaissance Madonna' which captures the most beautiful artworks of the Renaissance period. The program consists of 5 coins to honor the most renowned painters and sculptors in the history of art that have turned their skills toward the creation of Madonna images. This incredible proof coin celebrates Madonna with child under the apple tree, Lucas Cranach.
This is the Hermitage's most outstanding painting from Cranach's mature period. It is full of symbolism. Cranach put into the image of the Virgin all the world's beauty and majesty, depicting her as the true queen of the earth — seen in the superb panorama which spreads out in the background. The calm landscape, with the smooth surface of the water and the chain of blue hills on the horizon, reminds us that Cranach was one of the founders of the landscape genre in Western European art. The rich combination of red and golden-yellow with emerald green and cold pale blue is evidence of the artist's marvellous gift for colour.
The centre of the coins reverse composition features a full colored copy of the world famous painting of the Renaissance period: the Virgin and Child under an Apple Tree painted by the German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach. A Russian design studio is responsible for all designs, combining historical paintings with modern numismatic technology. The image is surrounded by finely engraved ornaments and statues. At the bottom, the name of the artist is featured.
The obverse of each coin features the coat of arms of Andorra and the denomination of the coin. The lower part of the obverse features multiple ornaments and references to paintings, such as brushes and paint scales.
The Madonna under the Apple Tree - Lucas Cranach silver coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.