Christoph Amberger

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Christoph Amberger as portrayed by Philipp Kilian for Joachim von Sandrart in 1675

Christoph Amberger (c. 1505 – 1562) was a painter of Augsburg in the 16th century, a disciple of Hans Holbein, his principal work being the history of Joseph in twelve pictures.


Amberger used to visit Ausburg every year as some powerful men gathered there then. There the artist painted portraits of such men as Jakob Fugger, Konrad Peutinger, Georg von Frundsberg and the Emperor Charles V. He travelled to Northern Italy and Venice between 1525 and 1527. He died in Augsburg.

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  • Lexikon över äldre konst, Raben & Sjögrens, 1959, Stockholm Sweden

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