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The Hapsburg Emperor, Charles V (1500–1558), became both King of Spain (1516–1556) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519–1558: cf. Robert-Fleury P361). He resided principally in Brussels and his enlightened patronage made his court one of the most cultivated in Europe. The present work is one of numerous copies of a lost portrait, painted c.1525–1530 and generally attributed to Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen.

The Wallace Collection





oil on walnut (?) panel


H 14.4 x W 11.9 cm

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acquired by Sir Richard Wallace, probably 1871; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

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