Portrait of a Man, probably Johann Feige

At the upper left and right are two coats of arms, signed under the left-hand shield with Cranach's device.

Inscriptions on the reverse of the panel identify the sitter as Franz von Sickingen or, alternatively, a member of the Luther family. The left-hand coat of arms, however, is that of Johann Feige, Chancellor of Hesse (1482? - 1543). As the sitter seems to be older than 45 years which biographical information suggests, another member of the Feige family may be shown.

Key facts

Artist dates
1472 - 1553
Full title
Portrait of a Man, probably Johann Feige
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on beech
40.7 x 26.1 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Presented by John P. Heseltine, 1903
Inventory number
Location in Gallery