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The Emperor Charles V
  • Flemish School
  • The Emperor Charles V
  • Southern Netherlands
  • c. 1525 - 1545
  • Painting
  • Oil on walnut(?) panel
  • Image size: 14.4 x 11.9 cm
    Made up to, Object size: 15.1 x 11.9 cm
  • P529
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The Hapsburg Emperor, Charles V (1500-58), became both King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-58: cf. Robert-Fleury P361). He resided principally in Brussels and his enlightened patronage made his court one of the most cultivated in Europe. The present work is one of numerous copies of a lost portrait, painted c.1525-30 and generally attributed to Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen.