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Friday, January 11, 2013

The Chess Play from Munich

Hans Mielich
Duke Albert V of Bavaria and his consort Anna of Austria playing chess
Kleinodienbuch der Herzogin Anna von Bayern
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich
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Duke Albert V of Bavaria was a generous patron of the arts and an assiduous collector of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities. The Duke appreciated the art of Hans Mielich who became his court painter. Orlando di Lasso was also a protege of the Duke.

The Duke was married to Archduchess Anna of Austria, and they both encouraged the development of Munich as city of arts.

(Hans Mielich)

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