Coat of Arms of Maximilian I as King of the Romans

A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1517

Artist:

After Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

This double-sided book illustration presents the heraldry of the soon-to-be Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian, Albrecht Dürer’s patron. The chain of stylized flints and firebrands with a dangling sheepskin denotes the Emperor’s membership in the exceedingly prestigious Order of the Golden Fleece, while the central eagles and griffins refer to his various territories. The shield of the author Florian Waldauff appears on the verso, in a woodcut also not by Dürer. Evidently the recto block wore out in the 1500 first edition of the Revelations of Saint Bridget; the 1517 edition replaced Dürer’s very similar design with this entirely new one.

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Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

Coat of Arms of Maximilian I as King of the Romans

Origin

Germany

Date

1517

Medium

Woodcut in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

233 × 150 mm (image); 264 × 173 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1929.320

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