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

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

Dating
1868
More about this artwork
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.
Inventory Number
11686
Birth year of the artist
1836
Year the artist deceased
1904
Dimensions of the object
334,5 x 280 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1868 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
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 29.11.2019)

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