CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)
Portrait of a Clean-Shaven Young Manc. 1500
Oil and tempera on wood, 46 x 33 cm
Hessische Hausstiftung, Kronberg
This is one of the earliest German portraits to show the subject in the open in front of a landscape, with no indication of an interior space.
This picture once adorned the old blue ten-mark note of the Federal Republic of Germany, and was thought to be a work of the young Dürer.