BOCKSBERGER, Hans the Elder
(b. ca. 1510, Salzburg, d. before 1569, Salzburg)
Emperor Ferdinand I1550-55
Oil on paper mounted on wood, 14 x 11 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
This painting is a copy made in 1580 by an unknown Austrian painter. It originates from the portrait collection of Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595). This collection of famous personalities ultimately composed of some 1.000 portraits of the same format.
Over the black, Spanish garb, Ferdinand I wears a half-length, fur-lined cloak, whose broad collar resembles the traditional German overcoat.