Copy made in an Augsburg workshop after a lost original by Titian
Germany, 16th century
Oil on canvas
Bequest of Émile Peyre, 1905
Inv. PE 243
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Mary, Queen of Hungary and Governor of the Netherlands, was the sister of Emperor Charles V and a key figure on the political scene in the sixteenth century, especially in the Netherlands. Her influence extended beyond the political sphere, however; at her court in Brussels, she was also a patron of the arts and had a great impact on artistic production. Her tastes and commissions boosted the spread of the Italian Renaissance aesthetic in the Netherlands in the first half of the sixteenth century.