With his high-quality paintings, drawings and engravings Georg Pencz counts among the most important German artists of the 16th century. Trained in the workshop of the great Albrecht Dürer and in Italy, Georg Pencz - who at times is also referred to as Jörg - should soon attain extraordinary artistic mastery. Portraits by Georg Pencz are true masterpieces of Renaissance art, due to their psychological intensity and their great love for physiognomic details. The engravings of Georg Pencz, which often show religious subjects, are also quite impressive for their realistic depiction with rich details and thoroughly chosen perspective. Georg Pencz is also counted among the so-called "Kleinmeister", a group of outstanding engravers that executed their works in small formats. Works by Georg Pencz are in possession of renowned collections such as the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, which is clear proof of their artistic rank.