PENCZ, Georg
(b. ca. 1500, Nürnberg, d. 1550, Nürnberg)

Portrait of Count Palatine Ottheinrich

c. 1550
Oil on panel, 94 x 73 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Count Palatine Ottheinrich (1502-1559), Regent of the principality of Pfalz-Neuburg, later Elector in Heidelberg, was one of the most prominent German collectors of books. His name is linked to the richly illustrated, unusually large manuscript of a New Testament in German translation.