Kaiser Karl V. nach der Schlacht bei Mühlberg (nach Tizian)
Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904)

Kaiser Karl V. nach der Schlacht bei Mühlberg (nach Tizian),

Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
334,5 x 280 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1868 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Franz von Lenbach, Kaiser Karl V. nach der Schlacht bei Mühlberg (nach Tizian), 1868, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jEzBGWo (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
Titian painted his well-known equestrian portrait of Charles V during the 1548 imperial diet in Augsburg. It shows the Holy Roman Emperor at the time of the Augsburg Interim, during which he made a last, unsuccessful attempt to re-establish religious unity in the empire following his victory at the battle of Mühlberg over the Protestant forces of the Schmalkaldic League. Schack wrote of the portrait: ‘Never has the whole life of a man – the most powerful of his age – been presented in a single figure with such compelling truth, never his innermost being with such overwhelming force.’ Lenbach’s painting is the largest and finest copy he made for Schack.

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