Pfalzgraf Philipp der Kriegerische
Hans Baldung gen. Grien (1484-1545)

Pfalzgraf Philipp der Kriegerische,

1517
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Dimensions of the object
41,5 x 30,8 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
683
Acquisition
1804 aus Schloss Neuburg a. d. Donau
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hans Baldung gen. Grien, Pfalzgraf Philipp der Kriegerische, 1517, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/o5xrQZ947X (Last updated on 24.07.2022)
Philip (1503-1548) was the younger brother of Ottheinrich, Palatinate Count and later Electoral Prince. Baldung has characterized him as a young man, whose mistrustful-shy look cannot disguise his vigour and whose maxim was: "Leave nothing untried" - this being almost apparent. Philip grew up in Neuburg. One year before the completion of this painting, the 13-year-old was elected rector of the university. Later, he took up studies in Italy. He probably received his nickname "Bellicosus" owing to his voluntary military service during the battles waged against the Turks at Vienna's gates (1529).

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