1550 - Gregor Baci

 

Gregor Baci, c. 1550
Unknown German painter

Loc: Chamber of Art and Curiosities, Ambras Castle, Innsbruck, Austria
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

This portrait represents a Hungarian hussar Gregor Baci, who apparently survived a piercing injury with a lance to the right side of his face. The injury may have occurred during a jousting tournament or while fighting the Ottoman Turks. The painting came from the collection of Ferdinand II of Tirol (1529-1595).