France, Germany and Austria, 15th and 16th centuries

Chief among the earliest works in the collection are a late Gothic Annunciation by a German painter active in the Upper Rhine region and the Marriage Diptych of Dr Johannes Cuspinian and Anna Putsch by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). The diptych is a masterwork of German Renaissance art and can be admired in the appropriate stylistic surroundings of the villa's Renaissance room.

German Master (Upper Rhine), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), Hans Holbein the Younger (um 1497/98–1543)