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

Study of Three Female Heads

c. 1530
Oil over black chalk on paper mounted on oak panel, 125 x 269 mm
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

This highly accomplished sheet was used in the Cranach workshop as a reference model. A surviving panel in a private collection shows its use in a painting depicting the Three Graces.