AMBERGER, Christoph
German Painter, ca.1500-1562 German painter and draughtsman. His family came from the Upper Palatinate. He served his apprenticeship in Augsburg, probably with Leonhard Beck, whose daughter Barbara he married. He became a master on 15 May 1530 but rarely signed his work. He was in northern Italy and Venice c. 1525-7. His full-length pendant portraits of a husband and wife (both 1525; Vienna, Ksthist. Mus.) show Venetian influence, and the portrait of Anton Welser (1527; priv. col., see 1980 exh. cat., p. 98) is in the Italian style. According to Sandrart, during the Imperial Diet of 1530 in Augsburg Amberger painted a portrait of Emperor Charles V to the Emperor's satisfaction, but the surviving work (Berlin, Gem?ldegal.) dates from 1532, based on the age given. In the decades that followed, Amberger was the favourite portrait painter of ambitious merchant families, such as the Fugger, who belonged to guilds but were connected with the nobility by family or marriage ties.

 

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AMBERGER, Christoph Christoph Fugger oil painting   

Painting ID::  4732
AMBERGER, Christoph
Christoph Fugger
1541 Wood, 97 x 80 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

AMBERGER, Christoph Goldsmith Jorg Zrer of Augsburg oil painting   

Painting ID::  4733
AMBERGER, Christoph
Goldsmith Jorg Zrer of Augsburg
1531 Oil on panel, 78 x 51 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

AMBERGER, Christoph Portrait of Felicitas Seiler oil painting   

Painting ID::  4734
AMBERGER, Christoph
Portrait of Felicitas Seiler
1537 Wood, 90 x 80 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

AMBERGER, Christoph Young Man in Fur oil painting   

Painting ID::  4735
AMBERGER, Christoph
Young Man in Fur
Oil on wood, 50,5 x 42,5 cm The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

   
   
     

 

 

AMBERGER, Christoph Portrait of Cornelius Gros oil painting   

Painting ID::  28831
AMBERGER, Christoph
Portrait of Cornelius Gros
mk65 Oil on panel 21x16 15/16in

   
   
     

 

 

AMBERGER, Christoph Portrait of a Young Man oil painting   

Painting ID::  83164
AMBERGER, Christoph
Portrait of a Young Man
after 1548(1548) Medium Oil on wood cyf

   
   
     

 

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AMBERGER, Christoph
German Painter, ca.1500-1562 German painter and draughtsman. His family came from the Upper Palatinate. He served his apprenticeship in Augsburg, probably with Leonhard Beck, whose daughter Barbara he married. He became a master on 15 May 1530 but rarely signed his work. He was in northern Italy and Venice c. 1525-7. His full-length pendant portraits of a husband and wife (both 1525; Vienna, Ksthist. Mus.) show Venetian influence, and the portrait of Anton Welser (1527; priv. col., see 1980 exh. cat., p. 98) is in the Italian style. According to Sandrart, during the Imperial Diet of 1530 in Augsburg Amberger painted a portrait of Emperor Charles V to the Emperor's satisfaction, but the surviving work (Berlin, Gem?ldegal.) dates from 1532, based on the age given. In the decades that followed, Amberger was the favourite portrait painter of ambitious merchant families, such as the Fugger, who belonged to guilds but were connected with the nobility by family or marriage ties.