Detail: Emperor Ferdinand I

c. 1560
Studio of Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen (ca. 1500-1559)

After the “Date Night” on Friday, you will now find a “Detail Date” on Thursday. The looks of our portrayed tell a lot, but their accessories and inscriptions sometimes even more. 
Every week, we will give you a detail to look at and ask for an answer.


Emperor Ferdinand I is a busy bee. What is he doing with his hands?

  • He is in the middle of an intense debate.
  • The emperor is also a magician in his spare time.
  • He is holding a speech.

What do you think? 
Need a hint? Feel free to consult the downloadable visitor guide.

For those of you who can't get enough and already want to experience the story of the history of portraiture, there is an exhibition catalogue available which can be sent to your home (for a fee).


Meet the previous dates again here: