At the upper left and right are two coats of arms, signed under the left-hand shield with Cranach's device.
Inscriptions on the reverse of the panel identify the sitter as Franz von Sickingen or, alternatively, a member of the Luther family. The left-hand coat of arms, however, is that of Johann Feige, Chancellor of Hesse (1482? - 1543). As the sitter seems to be older than 45 years which biographical information suggests, another member of the Feige family may be shown.