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Hans Baldung: Portrait of a Man  wikidata:Q18685963 
Artist
Hans Baldung: Portrait of a Man
Title
Portrait of a Man
Object type painting
Description
"This bold portrait is of an unknown sitter. The fur collar, the jewel on the cap and the heavy gold chains indicate that he was a man of some wealth. The two badges on the chain can be identified and suggest that he may have been a Swabian and was probably of noble birth. At the bottom of the portrait the top of his puffed white sleeve is just visible. It is probable that the picture has been cut down, and originally showed more of the arm. Baldung is thought to have worked in Albrecht Dürer's workshop; his portraits tend to be less psychologically penetrating than Dürer's. In this work visual display is emphasised. The sweeping lines of hair and curling beard are set off by the flat expanse of face and shirt. The whole is electrified by the bold background colour. The badge showing the Virgin and Child is that of the Order of Our Lady of the Swan. This confraternity, founded by the Elector Frederick II of Brandenburg, admitted only those of noble birth. The other badge belongs to the Fish and Falcon jousting company of Swabia, a knightly organisation." (Citation from National Gallery)
Date 1514
Medium oil on lime
Dimensions Height: 59.3 cm (23.3 in); Width: 48.9 cm (19.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,59.3U174728;P2049,48.9U174728
room 4
Accession number
NG245
Object history Bought, 1854
Inscriptions Date top center: 1514
References described at URL: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/hans-baldung-grien-portrait-of-a-man
Source/Photographer 1. The Yorck Project () 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202. 2. National Gallery, London, online collection
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