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HANS BALDUNG (1484/5-1545)

Portrait of a Young Man with a Rosary

Dated 1509

RCIN 405758

Hans Baldung was Dürer’s foremost assistant. His portraits are remarkable for their psychological insight. The device at the top of the portrait, a confrontation between a bird of prey and an owl, has been interpreted as representing the battle between good and evil.

Ceded to Prince Albert with the Oettingen-Wallerstein collection in 1847.

No. 105

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