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Kaiser Karl V. (1500-1558) mit seinem Englischen Wasserhund

1532 datiert, Artist: Jakob Seisenegger



Kaiser Karl V. (1500-1558) mit seinem Englischen Wasserhund

Charles V was the eldest son of Philipp the Handsome and Joan of Castile. After the death of his grandfather Emperor Maximilian I, he united under his reign the Austrian lands with Spain, the Netherlands, Lower Italy as well as the oversees territories in America. In 1530 he was crowned Emperor. In August 1556, a rare case indeed, he relinquished the Spanish throne in favour of his son, and the Imperial title in favour of his younger brother Ferdinand. The latter commissioned the picture when the Emperor was staying in Bologna.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 16

Object data

Object Name





1532 datiert


Jakob Seisenegger (1505 Niederösterreich - 1567 Linz) - GND


203,5 × 123 cm

Rahmen mehrstufig aufgebaut: 229,5 × 149,5 × 10 cm


Bez. rechts im Grund mit dem Monogramm IS und dat. 1532

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, A114


1685 in Prag nachweisbar; 1868 in der Galerie in Wien nachweisbar;


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