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Sigmund Kingsfelt

Photo credit: Compton Verney

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Lucas Cranach the Elder ran a large workshop in Vienna before he was appointed court painter by Duke Frederick the Wise in Wittenberg, the capital of Saxony. He was granted his own coat of arms which included the winged serpent that became his signature, as can be seen on the left of this panel. The portrait shows the German knight, Riter, Sigmund Kingsfelt. He wears a simple dress adorned with a heavy gold chain.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney


Sigmund Kingsfelt




oil on panel


H 37.6 x W 29.8 cm

Accession number

CVCSC : 0191.N

Acquisition method

purchased, 1995

Work type


Inscription description

painted : signed with a serpent device :


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