SCROTS, Guillaume
(active 1537-1553 in England)

Portrait of Maximilian II

Oil on canvas
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Maximilian spent both his childhood and youth from 1529 to 1543 with his brother Ferdinand, who was his junior by two years, and his sisters in Innsbruck. In 1544 both archdukes travelled to Spain in order to stay with their uncle from then on and to take part in the war against the German protestant rulers in 1546-1547.