(b. ca. 1480, Ulm, d. ca. 1529, Schwaz)

Queen Anne of Hungary and Bohemia

c. 1519
Oil on panel, 44 x 33 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Queen Anne of Hungary and Bohemia was initially betrothed to Emperor Maximilian I, although she eventually married his brother, the Archduke Ferdinand, in 1521. A few years later, in 1525, she became Queen of Hungary and Bohemia on the death of her brother without heir. This portrait, datable around 1519, is very possibly a commission from the Archduke Ferdinand, for whom Maler worked at the ducal court in Innsbruck.

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