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  • 1 National Gallery in Prague, Staromestske nam. 12 CZ-110 00 Praha 1
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Summary

Hans Brosamer (c. 1495 Fulda? – after 1554 Erfurt?) worked above all as graphic artist. He was active also as painter, being ascribed group of portraits dated mostly from early 1520's. The majority of these paintings, however, is signed by the monogram HB. The only painted portrait which bears Brosamer's full signature is the one of Johann von Otthera from 1536. Another painting signed in full by the artist is The Crucifixion, dated 1548, which appeared on the art market a few years ago (today Fulda, Vonderau Museum). The Crucifixion displays an interesting synthesis of reminiscences of Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, and Brosamer's own approach. The work is at the same time the only painting of religious subject which can be ascribed to the artist without any doubt, and therefore it provides a rare opportunity to capture his painting style.