c. 1500-1550 Germany-Northern Renaissance
Brief Biography-Georg Pencz was from the region of Franconia Germany. He worked in the atelier of Albrecht Dürer in Nuremberg from 1523. He had the misfortune of being exiled from Nuremberg with Barthel and Hans Beham for being Protestants, however he was later pardoned.
His work was influenced by Dürer and after visits to Italy he was also influenced by Italian artists. In 1538, he finished a commission by King Sigismund I of Poland to complete a work by Dürer on an altarpiece in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, Albrecht Dürer died the year before. He himself died just after being appointed Court Painter by the Duke of Prussia and sadly never took up the position.
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leda and the swan
lot and his
of a man
a seated youth