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A German portrait?

Without an in-depth knowledge of the humanist models that were currently being developed in Italy, Dürer created a new portrait type that went beyond earlier Flemish models. His ideas were to be notably influential in the development of the German portrait for artists such as Hans Baldung Grien and Hans Holbein the Elder. The highly individualised presentation of the sitters in these works offers a new concept of the portrait which is also to be found in engraved portraits of this period.
Portrait of Margareth Pellwitz

Mathias Gothard Nithard, called Grünewald
Portrait of Margareth Pellwitz
Charcoal, red chalk and white lead highlights. 218 x 230 mm
Paris, Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques
Portrait of a young Man

Albrecht Dürer
Portrait of a young Man, 1500-1510
Oil on panel. 42.8 x 34.5 cm
Budapest, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum
Portrait of a Priest (Johann Dorsch?)

Albrecht Dürer
Portrait of a Priest (Johann Dorsch?), 1516
Oil on panel transferred to canvas. 41.7 x 32.5 cm
Washington, National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection
Portrait of a young Man

Hans Holbein, the Elder
Portrait of a young Man
Metalpoint and pen with touches of white lead. 170 x 121 mm
Florence, Istituti Museali della Soprintendenza Speciale
per il Polo Museale Fiorentino, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi
Retrato de una dama

Hans Baldung Grien
Portrait of a Woman, 1530 (?)
Oil on panel. 69.2 x 52.5 cm
Madrid, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza