Portrait of Jakob Muffel

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Portrait of Jakob Muffel
Albrecht Dürer - Jakob Muffel - Google Art Project.jpg
Artist Albrecht Dürer
Year 1526
Type Oil on panel transferred to canvas
Dimensions 48 cm × 36 cm (19 in × 14 in)
Location Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

The Portrait of Jakob Muffel is a painting by German Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer, signed and dated from 1526, now housed in the Gemäldegalerie of Berlin, Germany.

The work was executed in Nuremberg, the same year in which the German artist portrayed Johann Kleberger and Hieronymus Holzschuher. Jakob Muffel was burgmaster of the city in the year in which Dürer had donated it his four panels of the Four Apostles, and the two paintings are perhaps related with each other.

The panel has the same size than the portrait of Holzschuher, and thus it has been speculated that they could have been commissioned for some official celebration and exhibited in the city's town hall[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Costantino Porcu, ed. (2004). Dürer. Milan: Rizzoli. 

Sources[edit]

  • Costantino Porcu, ed. (2004). Dürer. Milan: Rizzoli.