SCHÖPFER, Hans the Elder
(b. ca. 1505, d. 1569, München)
Portraits of a Gentleman and a Lady1538
Oil on panel, 64 x 55 cm (each)
Although he was active at the Court of Duke William IV, painting numerous Wittelsbach (European royal family and German dynasty from Bavaria) portraits, he clearly had an active practice painting portraits of the merchant classes, of which these are typical examples.