Portrait of Jakob Fugger

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Portrait of Jakob Fugger
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Artist Albrecht Dürer
Year c. 1520
Type Oil on canvas transferred to panel
Dimensions 69 cm × 53 cm (27 in × 21 in)
Location Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister, Augsburg
Owner Bavarian State Painting Collections[1]

The Portrait of Jakob Fugger is a oil painting by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, executed around 1520.

History[edit]

Jakob Fugger was one of the richest merchants of Augsburg. He was portrayed by Dürer in 1518, when he had been called to the city by emperor Maximilian I, in the course of the Diet of Augsburg. Here the artist was part of delegation of his home city, Nuremberg, and met numerous personalities, including the Fugger with whom he was in good relationships since his second trip to Venice (1506-1507). The artist, however, executed the portrait later, around 1520.

Description[edit]

Dürer portrayed Fugger's bust from three-quarters, looking to the left, above a blue background. The man wears a finely embroidered hat on his head, and a wide coat with fur-lining, as a show of his upper social status.

References[edit]

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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Staatsgalerie Katharinenkirche". Staatsgalerie Katharinenkirche. Staatsgalerie Katharinenkirche. Retrieved 26 December 2014.