Albrecht der Fromme, Erzherzog von Österreich
Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (1553-1608)

Albrecht der Fromme, Erzherzog von Österreich,

1600
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
124,6 x 97,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
898
Acquisition
1804 als Säkularisationsgut aus dem Benediktinerinnenkloster Hohenwart erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Albrecht der Fromme, Erzherzog von Österreich, 1600, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/OrLb5g5x1V (Last updated on 14.09.2022)
Pantoja was court painter to the kings Philip II and Philip III of Spain. The two portraits in Munich are a pair, presumably created to mark the marriage of Albrecht, who grew up in Spain, with the infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia in 1599. Albrecht and Isabella are stiffly posed in front of drapery; however, the artist shows certain delicate gestures and the hint of a smile. The robes, the embroidery work, the luxurious materials and pearls are depicted vividly down to the smallest detail.

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