Study for a Stained Glass Window with the Coat of Arms of the Barons von Paar (recto); Study for a Sceptre with the Initials MB (verso)

Pen and brown ink with gray wash (recto); black chalk (verso) | 24.8 x 24.8cm | c. 1540

Georg Pencz

The inscription that wraps around this design for a stained-glass window identifies the arms as those of Marcus Belidorus de Casnio, an ancestor of the noble von Paar family. A bare-breasted woman supports the bottom of the family's coat of arms, whi...
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