BECK VON LEOPOLDSDORF, Hieronymus
(b. 1525, d. 1596, Ebreichsdorf)

Portrait of Emperor Maximilian II

1555-60
Miniature
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Hieronymus Beck von Leopoldsdorf was the owner of a humanist library. This library included the Portrait-Book of Hieronymus Beck von Leopoldsdorf (also called Lambergsches portrait book), a 320-page Codex with copies of 235 portraits. One of these portraits represents Emperor Maximilian II, done after an Italian painter.




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