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  • Portrait of a Woman

    Artist:
    Amberger, Christoph, c. 1505-1562
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    51x43,5 cm

Amberger, Christoph, c. 1505-1562

Portrait of a Woman

Germany, After 1548

‘Portrait of a Woman’ by a Swabian painter Christoph Amberger, who mainly worked in Augsburg, is a companion to ‘Portrait of a Man’ (The State Hermitage). It is likely that the paintings depict spouses. The artist focused his attention on the sitter’s psychological characteristic. The lady’s image is infused with softness and restraint. The bold brushwork and subtle nuances of chiaroscuro reveal the influence of Titian who was assisted by Amberger in 1548, when the Venetian was invited to Augsburg to work at the court of Charles V. Amberger’s portraits commissioned by Charles V, Ludwig of Bavaria and the Fugger banking family were typical of mid-16th century German art.

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Portrait of a Woman

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oil

Dimensions:

51x43,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1772; acquired from the collection of L.A. Crozat, Baron de Thiers in Paris

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-682

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Companion to 'Portrait of a Man

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