Der Hofnarr Mertl

by Mikkal Noptek August. 22, 2012 4481 views

July 01, 2012

Hans Muelich painted Court Jester Mertl, Munich in 1545
Hans Mielich ( Munich, 1516; Munich, 10 March 1573). German painter and illuminator. He was a leading painter in Munich of religious compositions, manuscript illuminations and portraits. He studied with his father, Wolfgang Mielich, a Munich municipal painter, who appears in the Munich tax records from 1509 onwards, but the years 1536-15399, spent with Albrecht Altdorfer in Regensburg, were decisive for Hans Mielich's approach to colour. In 1536 he illuminated the title-page to the Freiheitenbuch of the city of Regensburg. In 1541 Mielich travelled to Rome on a commission from Duke William IV of Bavaria. He stayed there until 1543, when he became a master in Munich. From 1545 onwards Duke Albert V of Bavaria helped him obtain commissions, and in 1558 Mielich became leader of the Munich painters' guild. He consistently signed his works with the monogram HM (=M in H).

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Agnes Felber 8 years, 10 months ago

How lovely of you to get the detail shots in here, as well as the whole. I spent most time on 3, studying the faces...just mesmerizing!

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Finbarr 8 years, 10 months ago

Excellent shots !!

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G B 8 years, 10 months ago

He has such an interesting face....beautiful painting!

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Jarvo J 8 years, 10 months ago

Superbe detail.

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Josy 8 years, 10 months ago

J'aime la progression et les détails ! Bel ensemble !

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Olga Helys 8 years, 10 months ago

Interesting !
Great details :)
Like so much the #3

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