CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)
Portrait Study of Philipp of Solms-Lichc. 1520
Oil on lightly primed paper, 179 x 132 mm
Count Philipp of Solms-Lich (1468-1544) was an imperial councilor under Maximilian I and Charles V, and at the electoral court of Frederick the Wise. Count Philipp was identified on the basis of a portrait painted by Hans Döring, a court painter in Wittenberg.