Maximilian (1527-1576) was the eldest son of emperor Ferdinand I. and Anna of Hungary. In 1548 he married his cousin Maria. Her father Karl V made him governor of Spain. He inherited Bohemia, Hungary and the Austrian countries. In 1564 he was crowned Roman Emperor. Maximilian is shown together with his wife Maria of Spain (1528 - 1603) and his children Anna (1549 - 1580), Rudolf (1552 - 1612) and in the cradle Ernst (1553 -1595).
It is quite clear that the painter Arcimboldo settled down in Vienna in 1563. If the attribution to Arcimboldo rightly exists, he worked with models. According to technical research the painter used a kind of templates. Moreover there are single portraits of Maria, Anna and Maximilian II left.
um 1563 nach einer Vorlage von 1553/54
240 × 188 cm
250 × 202,5 × 6 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
Alter kaiserlicher Besitz; 1758 aus der Schatzkammer in das k.k. geheime Hausarchiv übergeben; Galeriedepot;
Kaiserin Maria Tochter des Karl V. von Habsburg Spanien (1528 - 1603)
Kaiser Rudolf II., Sohn Kaiser Maximilians II. von Habsburg (1552 - 1612) - GND
Erzherzog Ernst, Sohn des Maximilian II. von Habsburg Österreich (1553 - 1595) - GND
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