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'Kaiser Maximilians I Triumph. Le Triomphe De L'Empereur Maximilien I. En une Suite De Cent Trente Cinq Planches...'; bound [made up] copy of Emperor Maximilian's Triumphal Procession, published by Adam Bartsch in 1796, comprising 135 woodcuts designed by various artists. The majority of the cuts are by Burgkmair; that on p.135 is by Dürer, which depicts the right half of the scene of the Burgundian Marriage, a set of four carriage-horses driven by an allegorical figure of victory (1859,1008.282).
Woodcut and letterpress
- Production date
- 1516-1518 (blocks cut)
Height: 275 millimetres (woodcut, horses)
Width: 420 millimetres (woodcut, horses)
- Curator's comments
- The original programme was dictated by Emperor Maximilian to Marx Treitzsaurwein in 1512. When the Emperor died in 1519, the project stopped, remaining uncompleted, with 139 cut blocks. The woodcuts were designed by Hans Burgkmair (67 designs), Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Springinklee (22 designs), Leonhard Beck (7 designs), Hans Schäufelein (2 designs), Wolf Huber, and Albrecht Dürer (2 designs). The blocks were cut by twelve cutters, amongst them Hieonymus Andreae, Jost de Negker, and Cornelis and Willem Liefrinck. The set was first published in 1526, by order of Maximilian's grandson, Archduke Ferdinand, and later editions followed in 1777, 1796 (by Adam Bartsch) and 1883-4 (F Schestag). This is an example of the Bartsch edition published in 1796 in Vienna and London, with German and French text. The manuscript text has survived in Vienna, and 135 of the 139 woodblocks are in the Albertina in Vienna.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Kaiser Maximilians I Triumph. Le Triomphe De L'Empereur Maximilien I. En une Suite De Cent Trente Cinq Planches...
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