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Title Portrait of a Man
Collection Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to circle of Amberger, Christoph (German painter, born ca. 1505, died 1561 or 1562)
Date Earliest about 1530
Date Latest about 1545
Description The palette of greys and browns is a typical feature of Amberger's portraits. The sitter looks out beyond the viewer in this portrait. He holds a pair of gloves in his left hand and a piece of paper in his right. It would be unusual to show the coat of arms in a lozenge in a male portrait, as this form was normally used for women. The arms on the right, of the Swabian family, probably belonged to the sitter's wife; and those of the Schaldorf family, on the left, probably belonged to another female relation, perhaps a second wife.
Current Accession Number FAH1945.62
Former Accession Number 1945.62
Subject portrait; figure
Measurements 78.3 x 63 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by Mr Parken 1945.
Publications Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in East Sussex, London, 2005, ill. p. 13.

For the work of Amberger, see: Alte Pinakothek München, Munich, 1986, pp. 43-44; Kranz, A., Christoph Amberger: Bildnismaler zu Augsburg. Städtische Eliten im Spiegel ihrer Porträts, Bonn, 2000.

The coat of arms on the right is that of the Swabian family of von Seebeck and probably belonged to the sitter's wife. The coat of arms on the left appears to be that of the von Schaldorf family.

Rights Owner Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Author Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings



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