Jacopo de' Barbari (attributed to) Portrait of Heinrich V (1479-1552), Duke of Mecklenburg
Visitabile tra Sala 7
This portrait of the German nobleman Henry of Mecklenburg was painted by the Venetian artist Jacopo de’ Barbari. Henry’s cloak has a pattern of battleaxes and tree trunks. There is also an axe hanging on his chain. Yet Henry’s nickname was ‘the Peaceful’. His hat is decorated with ostrich feathers, strings of pearls and cords with golden rings. Although it looks rather eccentric, Henry’s outfit was the height of fashion among the German nobility of the day.
Jacopo de' Barbari (Venice c. 1460/1470 - before 1516 Mechelen) (attributed to)
Portrait of Heinrich V (1479-1552), Duke of Mecklenburg
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
59.3 x 37.5 cm
Inscription and dated
upper right: HENRICV REFERO DVCE MEGAPOLESE, / MAGNI FILIVM ANNOS NATV, / OCTO ET VIGITI / M.D.VII, / ANATALICRISTIAO / CALENDIS, / MAIIS
(?) Heidelberg Castle, 1685; Lord Cromwell, Misterton Hall, Lutterworth, Leicestershire; M.C. Mège, Paris, 1909; B. Houthakker Gallery, Amsterdam, 1929; J.C.H. Heldring, Oosterbeek, 1929-1940; B. Houthakker Gallery, Amsterdam, after 10 May 1940; F.W.H. Hollstein Gallery, Amsterdam; Jacques Goudstikker/Alois Miedl Gallery, 16 October 1940; Almas Gallery, Munich; H. Hoffmann, Munich, 1940; Reichskanzlei, Berlin, 1940; Adolf Hitler, Führermuseum, Linz; Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit (inv. no. NK 2547); on loan to the Mauritshuis, 1951-1960; transferred, 1960
This painting is part of the Netherlands Art Property Collection (‘NK collection’): objects that were stolen, seized or purchased during the Nazi regime. After the Second World War they were placed under the administration of the Dutch State. In recent decades, applications for restitution are taken into consideration again and some objects have been returned to the heirs of their rightful owners.