Portrait of a Gentleman in Spanish Costume

1568, Artist: Adriaen Thomas Key



Portrait of a Gentleman in Spanish Costume

The inscription to the upper right bears the year the painting was created as well as the age of the unknown subject (41 years). Born of an Antwerp family of painters, Key specialised in portraits of the Netherlandish nobility and bourgeoisie. He thus follows in the style of painting initiated by Anthonis Mor, in which realism is fused with an austere sense of form.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name







Adriaen Thomas Key (um 1544 - nach 1589 Antwerpen) - GND


oak wood


Overall: 110 cm × 83 cm × 3 cm
Framed: 126 cm × 100 cm × 5 cm


Inscribed in the upper right corner: A° AETATIS 41; below: 1568

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 1034


1773 in the treasury

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