artandopinion: Figure with Coat-of-Arms (verso) 1487 Wolfgang Beurer This work was formerly attributed to the so-called Master WB, an artist studied by Buchner. It was not until 1985 that Fedja Anzelewsky associated it with an engraving bearing the initials WB and an entwined serpent, identifying the artist as Wolfgang Beurer. The present panel has been fundamental in establishing the artist’s chronology due to the presence of the date on the lower edge of the frame. The sitter, who remains unidentified, is located behind a ledge that, together with the window, helps to create a sense of depth in the composition. He wears a ring with a coat-of-arms and the letter “R” and holds an elaborate pendant. This element, together with the scene that is taking place in the landscape, has led to the suggestion that this is a nuptial portrait. A fantastical figure that has been interpreted as a wild man is depicted on the back of the panel. — More information about this work.