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Edzard the Great, Count of East Friesland

This portrait is a variant of a painting in the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Oldenburg, Germany, which is traditionally identified as Edzard (Cirksena) the Great, Count of East Friesland (1462–1528).

On the sitter's hat is a brooch with what may be an eagle on it, symbol of the Cirksena family. Scientific analysis of the painting’s wood panel support and the pigments used have shown that it was made in the 18th century.

Key facts
Artist German
Full title Edzard the Great, Count of East Friesland
Date made 18th century
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 48.9 x 36.2 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Mrs C.L. Eastlake in memory of her husband, Keeper of the National Gallery, 1907
Inventory number NG2209
Location in Gallery Not on display
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