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

Portrait of a Clean-shaven Man

Brush drawing
British Museum, London

Margaret of Austria was the Governess of the Netherlands. The painter was probably asked to tone down all her personal features. Her left hand is raised in a gesture of speaking. The strict half-profile facing left is the predominant element of the portrait.