Anonymous, NICOLAVS COPERNICVS, beginning 16th century?, oil? on wood?, ? x ? cm, Torun (Poland), Town Hall.
Anonyme, NICOLAVS COPERNICVS, début XVIe siècle?, huile? sur bois?, ? x ? cm, Torun (Pologne), Hôtel de ville.
"Portrait in the town hall of Torun, Copernicus' birthplace." About Octavo Editions: Nicolaus Copernicus. De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, Libri VI.
"In 1501 he stayed briefly in Frauenburg but soon returned to Italy to continue his studies, this time at the University of Padua, where he pursued medical studies between 1501 and 1503. At this time medicine was closely allied with astrology, as the stars were thought to influence the body's dispositions. Thus, Copernicus's astrological experience at Bologna was better training for medicine than one might imagine today. Copernicus later painted a self-portrait; it is likely that he acquired the necessary artistic skills while in Padua, since there was a flourishing community of painters there and in nearby Venice." Source.
"The [Torun] school occupied the former Franciscan buildings adjoining the Church of the Virgin Mary. It boasted a rich library and a school "museum" with a portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus dating back to the middle of the 16th century. This painting, the oldest existing and most faithful likeness of the great astronomer, is currently on display in the Old Town Hall." Torun, architecture and history.