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Master of the portrait of Andreas Hertwig

Active in Silesia in the second third of the 16th century (an area in southern Poland which belonged to the Habsburg Empire at the time)

Often associated with an artist in the circle of Christophe Amberger, this artist, known as the “Master of the portrait of Andreas Hertwig”, is famous for a very particular reason. He added notes to each of his paintings indicating the days, months and years of production.

Widely influenced by the works of Cranach the Elder, this artist is known for his intimist portraits, whose delicate details and precise dating tell us something of the manners of that time.