Portraits of Ursula Ligsalz, Hans Schönermark, and Regina von Lamparter von Greiffenstein (?), Christoph Weiditz, c. 1528

Portraits of Ursula Ligsalz, Hans Schönermark, and Regina von Lamparter von Greiffenstein (?), Christoph Weiditz, c. 1528

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While small portraits in wood were often made as casting models for bronze medals, they also functioned as autonomous, desirable bibelots. The largest of these three examples portrays Ursula Ligsalz-Senffl, the second wife of a Munich burgomaster, Sebastian Ligsalz. The couple wed in 1522.

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