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Portrait of Fridrich Rorbach  1532

by Conrad Faber von Kreuznach

This portrait would have served as a document of a marriage. Friedrich Rorbach’s name, age, and coat of arms, along with the date, are painted on the back of the panel, which was originally paired with a portrait of his wife, Katherina Knoblauchin, now in the National Gallery of Ireland. The two portraits share the same background— a fanciful mountain landscape. Conrad Fab...
50.4 × 35.7 cm (19 7/8 × 14 1/16 in.)
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago