CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

Portrait of a Clean-Shaven Young Man

c. 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.