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Second edition of the Great Triumphal Car, in a chariot Emperor Maximilian, wearing the imperial robes and the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, accompanied by numerous allegorical figures; Victoria kneels behind him holding a laurel wreath over his head, the cardinal virtues standing on pedestals at the four corners of the car, the car is pulled by six pairs of horses and driven by Ratio; with inscriptions next to the figures and six columns of Latin text in letterpress over the pairs of horses; and signatures in the left lower corners on all sheets but the first. 1522
Woodcut and letterpress
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Height: 465 millimetres (printed area with signature)
Height: 459 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 2301 millimetres (printed area)
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- The woodcut was printed from eight blocks; the eight sheets are mounted on linen and folded.
The second edition was published in 1523.
CD: Watermark: Ha.32.
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- Acquisition notes
- Bequeathed by Joseph Nollekens, subject to a life interest to Francis Douce, 1834. William Ottley reported the arrival of the Douce bequest to the Trustees on 10 July, 1834: 'within these last two days a large volume containing a collection of the prints of A. Dürer (E,2) and a portfolio containing the Triumphal Arch of Maximilian (E,5.1) and the Triumphal Car of that Emperor (E,5.2) by the same artist, have been received in the Print Room;'
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