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, 12 x 27 cm
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

This is one of the oil sketches produced by Cranach for use in a number of his paintings, making slight adjustments to the facial features in each work to give the impression of different individuals.