Emperor Charles V (1520-1558) as commander

Peter Paul Rubensafter 1603

German Historical Museum

German Historical Museum
Berlin, Germany

Emperor Charles V is shown in the magnificent suit of armour from Augsburg that he wore at the battle of Mühlberg. At the bottom right is the corresponding close helm with red plume. Red was the colour of the Burgundian standard. Karl wore this colour at the battle of Mühlberg. The baton identifies him as commander. On his chest he wears the imperial Order of the Golden Fleece.


  • Title: Emperor Charles V (1520-1558) as commander
  • Creator: Peter Paul Rubens or Workshop
  • Date Created: after 1603
  • Location Created: Antwerp (?), Madrid (?)
  • Physical Dimensions: 115,5 x 89,5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Karl V
  • Rights: Deutsches Historisches Museum
  • External Link: DHM collection database
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Inventory no.: 1989/2022

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