Jakob Seisenegger


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(bc.1504/5; d Linz, 1567).

Austrian painter, chiefly a portraitist. In 1531 he became court painter to the emperor Ferdinard I at Augsburg and he also worked for other members of the Habsburg family. He was a painter of modest talent, but has some importance in the development of the full-length portrait: his best-known work is the full-length of Charles V (1532, KH Mus., Vienna), which served as a model for the more famous one by Titian (Prado, Madrid). Seisenegger travelled widely, working in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, as well as in various cities in central Europe—Innsbruck, Prague, Vienna.

Subjects: Art.

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