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Portrait of a Nobleman (Possibly a Member of the Solms Family)

Hans Döring, German (active Laubach and Wetzlar), first documented 1511, died 1558

Made in Germany, Europe

c. 1520-1529

Oil on panel

18 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches (47.6 x 38.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 356, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 736

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Before settling in Wetzlar, Germany, about 1515, Hans Döring trained in the Wittenberg workshop of the German painter and printmaker Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). This work is reminiscent of Cranach's portrait style both in the general composition and in the treatment of the hands, facial features, and clothing.

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