Pen and Ink Portrait of Calvin
Anonymous. Portrait of Jean Calvin.
Pen and ink calligraphy, with watercolor and gilt border on vellum.
[Switzerland?], 1698. (AET1281)
Close inspection reveals that this portrait of Calvin, based on a painting by Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586), includes a micrographic rendering of the first chapter of Luther’s German translation of Ecclesiasticus, a book of the Apocrypha.