The Painter's Father

The painter's father was a Nuremberg goldsmith of Hungarian origin. Dürer had already painted him seven years earlier, in 1490.

Several versions of the portrait are known. This one is probably the picture presented to Charles I by the City of Nuremberg in 1636. Although the face is quite skilfully painted, the painting is probably a copy after a lost original by Dürer.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1471 - 1528
Full title
The Painter's Father
Date made
1497
Medium and support
Oil on lime
Dimensions
51 x 40.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1904
Inventory number
NG1938
Location in Gallery