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

Study of the Head of a Peasant

Watercolour with opaque white highlights, 193 x 157 mm
Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel

It is suggested that Cranach may have taken as model a beater at one of the hunts organized by the Saxon court. This is perhaps Cranach's finest portrait study carried out in watercolour.