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Hans Baldung

Portrait of a Man is a 1514 oil-on-lime-wood painting by Hans Baldung, a German artist and printmaker, considered to be the most gifted student of Albrecht Dürer. The unknown sitter seems to be a wealthy man, as indicated by his fur collar, the heavy gold chains around his neck, and the jewel in his cap. Baldung had a distinctive style, with paintings full of colour, expression and imagination. His talents were varied, and he produced a great and extensive variety of work including portraits, woodcuts, drawings, tapestries, altarpieces, stained-glass, allegories and mythological motifs. The painting is in the collection of the National Gallery in London.

Painting credit: Hans Baldung

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