Lucas Cranach the Elder ran a large workshop in Vienna before he was appointed court painter by Duke Frederick the Wise in Wittenberg, the capital of Saxony. He was granted his own coat-of-arms which included the winged serpent that became his signature, as can be seen on the left of this panel. The portrait shows the German knight, Riter, Sigmund Kingsfelt. He wears a simple dress adorned with a heavy gold chain.
Lucas Cranach the Elder Portrait of Sigmund Kingsfelt About 1530 © Compton Verney
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