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Portrait of a Man with a Rosary  1508

by Lucas Cranach the Elder

This painting and a Portrait of a Woman in Prayer (Kunsthaus, Zürich) originally formed the wings of a devotional triptych. The young, well-dressed sitter appears seemingly transfixed by the now-lost central image—perhaps of the Virgin and Child—to which he offers a silent prayer as he pauses on a bead of the rosary held in his hand. The man’s ring, bearing the coat of arm...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art