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image of Portrait of a Man Hans Leonard Schäufelein (painter)
German, c. 1480/1485 - 1538/1540
Portrait of a Man, c. 1507
oil on panel
overall: 39.8 x 32.3 cm (15 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.) framed: 54 x 47 x 4.4 cm (21 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.66
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From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 10 of 12

Schäufelein worked in Albrecht Dürer's shop from about 1503 to 1507. This powerful head suggests a young artist's efforts to emulate the master's analytical approach to facial structure and expression. The Dürer monogram is a later addition, as is the date 1507, but the year is consistent with Schäufelein's stylistic development and the sitter's costume.

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