Point of View #16 A merchant favoured by the emperor
Long not on show to the public: from July 22, Point of View # 16 showcases two early portraits by Christoph Amberger (Kaufbeuren c. 1500/05 – 1562 Augsburg), a Renaissance painter from Augsburg, that depict the patrician Ulrich Ehinger and his wife Ursula, née Meuting. In his best works Amberger combines ideas informed by Northern Italian painting with local traditions, and today he is regarded as one of the leading German artists of the generation after Dürer. The exhibition focuses not only this interesting artist – the world’s largest collection of his work is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum – but also on the two sitters, who were identified only a few years ago. Together with his elder brother Henry, Ulrich (Konstanz 1485 – 1537 Valladolid) was one of the best-known merchants from southern Germany in Spain, where they were agents of the Welsers, a merchant family from Augsburg who were among the leading financiers of the notoriously broke Emperor Charles V (emperor from 1519, King of Spain from 1516).
On October 17, 1891 Emperor Franz Joseph formally openend the Kunsthistorisches Museum. In 2016 we will celebrate the building’s 125th anniversary with a year-long programme of events and activities under the motto “A Museum for Everyone”. Throughout 2016 everyone can visit the museum for free on his or her birthday!
- Tue. 25 Oct 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Wed. 26 Oct 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Thu. 27 Oct 2016, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Fri. 28 Oct 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sat. 29 Oct 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sun. 30 Oct 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Mon. 31 Oct 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Tue. 01 Nov 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Wed. 02 Nov 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Thu. 03 Nov 2016, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.