The inscription states the name and origin of the portrait’s subject, and the antiquated form points to his profession as a humanistically trained theologian, mathematician, geographer and astronomer. Ziegler (ca. 1470/71?–1549) was a pupil of Conradus Celtis, received his training at the universities of Ingolstadt and Vienna, and later became dean of the theological faculty in Vienna. He was close to Erasmus of Rotterdam and, like the latter, was inclined to accept the Reformation, although he never left the Catholic church.
Overall: 58,8 cm × 44,2 cm × 2 cm
Framed: 76 cm × 63 cm × 5,5 cm
Oben die Inschrifttafel: IACOBI. ZIEGLERI/LANDAVI. ICON
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
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