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The Arms of Habsberg Flanked by an Elegant Couple

A work made of pen and black ink and brush and gray and black washes on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pen and black ink and brush and gray and black washes on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1587

Artist:

Daniel Lindtmayer
Swiss, 1552-c. 1606

About this artwork

The Swiss artist Daniel Lindtmayer primarily made designs for stained-glass panels, a thriving luxury trade during the Renaissance. A typical example of this decorative genre, this drawing showcases a coat of arms likely commissioned for a member of the noble Habsburg family. The scribbled notes in the center of the drawing specify the color of the glass to be used, and the note in the cartouche below mentions a Habsburg defeat. A battle scene at the top seemingly pits the Habsburgs against the retreating Ottoman Turks, a likely reference to the intensifying Balkan-area border hostilities, which continued into the 17th century.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Daniel Lindtmayer, II

Title

The Arms of Habsberg Flanked by an Elegant Couple

Origin

Switzerland

Date

Made 1582–1592

Medium

Pen and black ink and brush and gray and black washes on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated below coat of arms, in black ink: "DL 1587"; inscribed with color notes in gray ink; inscribed, lower center: "W.G.D.A. 1591 / Habsberg ist abgestorben / beÿ Horb zu Instetten"

Dimensions

329 × 207 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.972

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