Joseph Tuerlinckx (Belgian, 1809 - 1873): A large carved marble bust of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500 - 1558), Karel V
Lot 173
Joseph Tuerlinckx (Belgian, 1809 - 1873): A large carved marble bust of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500 - 1558), Karel V
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 33,000 - 50,000
Lot Details
Joseph Tuerlinckx (Belgian, 1809 - 1873): A large carved marble bust of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500 - 1558), Karel V
modelled with his head turned slightly to dexter, in armour with gorget and besagew, a draped garment over his right shoulder, a collar with pendant Order of the Golden Fleece around his neck, titled KAREL V, and raised on a white marble socle, carved to the reverse, JOSEPH TUERLINCKX 1856, 90cm high (35in high).

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Kaiser Karl V. (1500 - 1558): Macht und Unmacht Europas, Ghent, Bonn, Vienna & Toledo, 1999 -2000.
    Illustrated:
    Mise en Scène, Keizer Karel en de verbeelding van de negentiende eeuw, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Gent, 1999-2000, p.174.

    Joseph Tuerlinckx was born in Mechelen in 1809 and died there in 1873. He was the half-brother of the painter, lithographer, illustrator and portraitist Louis Tuerlinckx and is known as a sculptor. Educated at the Academy in Mechelen, by 1830 he was based in The Hague, and later worked in Rome, where he produced a bust of Pope Gregory XVI. Between 1850 and 1873, he taught at the Academy of Mechelen. In 1856 Joseph Tuerlinckx included as a member of the Royal Academy of Art in Amsterdam.

    For this bust, which depcits the Holy Roman Emperor with the prominent jaw of the Hapsburgs, he took inspiration from the portrait of Charles V in armour by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) which in turn was after an original by Titian.
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