Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal, HI Gm 023
Portrait of Linhart II Tucher (1487–1568), 1565
Linhart II Tucher (1487-1568) was portrayed here in a bust portrait by an unknown painter. The inscription reveals that the sitter is depicted in 1565 at the age of 79. At this point, Linhart could look back on a long, successful career: in Lyon for education from 1501, he then joined the "Tucherisch Compagnia" in 1504 and took over its management around 1507. With increasing age and political responsibility, Linhart withdrew more and more from managing the company – leaving this to his eldest son Paul.
From 1533 Linhart was a member of the septemvirate, the executive body of Nuremberg’s Inner Council. From 1544 he was the first "Losunger" (chamberlain) and therefore held the highest office in the imperial city. He shaped its policies for over two decades.
Linhart continued to monitor his sons’ activities for the Tucherische Handelsgesellschaft by letter.