(b. ca. 1513, Wittenberg, d. 1537, Bologna)

Portrait of a Prince

Oil and tempera on wood laid on walnut, 37 x 29 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

The attribution of this portrait of a boy aged about four is not certain. If it is indeed by Hans Cranach, the eldest son of Lucas the Elder, then it must have been one of his first paintings.