Category:Young Knight in a Landscape by Carpaccio

Vittore Carpaccio: Portrait of a Knight  wikidata:Q3937678 reasonator:Q3937678
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Vittore Carpaccio: Portrait of a Knight
Young Knight in a Landscape
label QS:Les,"Joven caballero en un paisaje"
label QS:Len,"Young Knight in a Landscape"
label QS:Lru,"Молодой рыцарь в пейзаже"
label QS:Lit,"Giovane cavaliere in un paesaggio'"
Object type painting Edit this at Wikidata
Genre equestrian portrait Edit this at Wikidata
English: one of the earliest full-length portraits in European painting
Date 1510
date QS:P571,+1510-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 218.5 × 152.5 cm (86 × 60 in)
institution QS:P195,Q176251
Current location
room 7
Accession number
INV. 82 (1935.3)
Object history -1919:Vernon-Wentworth collection, Yorkshire.
November 1919: purchased by Otto H. Kahn from Vernon-Wentworth collection, Yorkshire.
1935: purchased by Baron Heinrich Thyssen- Bornemisza
Exhibition history 1963 Venice Carpaccio; 1981 Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Inscriptions 1. Signature right: VICTOR CARPATHIUS / FINXIT / MDX [Formed / 1510]
2. MALO MORI / QUAM / FOEDARI (better to die than be defiled) placed beside a weasel suggests that he may be a knight of the Order of the Ermine.
Notes 1. The painting was attributed to Dürer until 1919 due to a now removed fake monogram and as the two inscriptions were concealed by over-paint until the restoration 1958.
2. The identity of the knight is controversial. Following Helen Comstock the weasel could suggest, that he belongs to the Order of the Ermine, founded in 1465 by King Ferdinand I of Naples. In 1938 Agathe Rona following her, suggested that the knight was Ferdinand II of Aragon and that the Order of the Ermine was associated with the house of Aragon, Neapolitan branch. Since the catalogue of an exhibition on Carpaccio held in Venice in 1963 Weiss identified the knight as Francesco Maria della Rovere, 3rd Duke of Urbino and this is accepted by the majority including Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. There are still more theories identifying the young knight as a Habsburg prince, as Antonio da Montefeltro, as a German soldier in the service of Venice, or as Rolando de RagusaVenturi.
References Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Metropolitan Museum Journal 18 1984 (pdf; 4,2 MB)
Other versions
Retrato de caballero (es); 若い騎士の肖像 (ja); Portrait d'un chevalier (fr); Молодий лицар на фоні пейзажу (uk); Portret van een ridder (nl); 風景中的年輕騎士 (zh-hant); Junger Ritter in einer Landschaft (de); Ritratto di cavaliere (it); Portrait of a Knight (en); 风景中的年轻骑士 (zh-hans); 风景中的年轻骑士 (zh); Молодой рыцарь на фоне пейзажа (ru) dipinto di Vittore Carpaccio (it); Vittore Carpaccio festménye (hu); pintura de Vittore Carpaccio (ast); картина Витторе Карпаччо (ru); Gemälde bei Vittore Carpaccio (de); pintura de Vittore Carpaccio (pt); painting by Vittore Carpaccio (en-gb); maleri af Vittore Carpaccio (da); pictură de Vittore Carpaccio (ro); quadre de Vittore Carpaccio (ca); peinture de Vittore Carpaccio (fr); målning av Vittore Carpaccio (sv); måleri av Vittore Carpaccio (nn); pintura de Vittore Carpaccio (oc); schilderij van Vittore Carpaccio (nl); maleri av Vittore Carpaccio (nb); pikturo da Vittore Carpaccio (io); painting by Vittore Carpaccio (en); cuadro de Vittore Carpaccio (es); pintura de Vittore Carpaccio (gl); pentraĵo de Vittore Carpaccio (eo); obraz Vittore Carpaccio (pl); pintura di Vittore Carpaccio (pap) Портрет рыцаря (ru)
Portrait of a Knight 
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Depictshorse, equestrianism, man, knight, sword and bird
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Location Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Palace of Villahermosa, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
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  • 1510 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)
  • 152.5 cm
  • 151.5 cm
  • 218.5 cm
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