Olga's Gallery

Albrecht Dürer


Portrait of Johannes Kleberger.

1526. Oil on panel. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Read Note.

Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Johannes Kleberger.

Johannes Kleberger (1486-1546), a Nuremberg merchant, worked in France and Switzerland. In 1528 he married Pirckheimer’s (Dürer’s close friend) daughter Felicitas, against her father’s will. Just a few days later, for unknown reasons, Kleberger suddenly left Nuremberg without her and emigrated to Lyons. There he eventually gave away much of his great wealth to the poor