Portrait of a Man
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Hans Schwarz
German, about 1518-1520
Black chalk
9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.

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This drawing of a man was made in preparation for a commemorative portrait medal. Hans Schwarz paid close attention to details of the sitter's profile, carefully rendering his broad nose and curly locks with sure, clear strokes, and recording his fashionable felt hat and lace collar. An inscription on the medal made after this drawing--now in the collection of a German museum--identifies the sitter as Anton Rem, a member of one of Renaissance Augsburg's wealthiest families.