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Portrait of Bonifacius Amerbach.
1519. Oil on wood. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
, son of the Basel publisher Johanes Amerbach (1430-1513), he was a lawyer and Professor of Law at the university of Basel. Bonifacius was a close friend of Erasmus of Rotterdam
, the later made him his only heir, leaving him books, gold and several works by Hans Holbein the Yonger. The picture bears Amerbachís own words of praise for the artistís truthfulness to nature