Albrecht Durer: Portrait of an Unknown Cleric
The German artist, Albrecht Durer, painted this work in 1516. Although the sitter’s identity is not verified, he is possibly Johann Dorsch, a cleric in Nuremberg. The clergyman’s ardor, spiritual zeal and intense determination are communicated through the turn of the head, the fixed, staring eyes, and the tight, compressed lips. Portrait os an Unknown Cleris is located in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.