Lucas Cranach the Younger

Portrait of a Man with a Red Beard

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Lucas Cranach the Younger
Portrait of a Man with a Red Beard

1548 On view in Room 7

This man’s long, red beard and wavy hair immediately catch the eye, as does his serious gaze. We don’t know who he is, but he was probably painted by Lucas Cranach the Younger. The winged serpent in the top left-hand corner is said to be the mark of the artist’s studio.

This attribution isn’t entirely certain. Cranach the Younger worked in the studio of his father, Lucas Cranach the Elder. Both painters used a standardised, fine painting style in the studio, which makes it difficult to work out who painted what.

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Lucas Cranach the Younger
Portrait of a Man with a Red Beard

1548 On view in Room 7

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General information
Lucas Cranach the Younger (Wittenberg 1515 - 1586 Weimar)
Portrait of a Man with a Red Beard
1548
painting
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Room 7
Material and technical details
oil
panel
64 x 48 cm
Inscriptions
upper left: 1548
under the date the painter's mark, crowned snake with wings and a ring in its mouth

Provenance

Bequest of Cornelis Hoogendijk to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. SK-A-2560), 1912; on long-term loan from the Rijksmuseum, since 1951