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Halberdiers, from the Triumphal Procession of Maximilian

A work made of woodcut in black on tan laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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


published 1526, printed 1779 or later


Hans Burgkmair, the Elder
German, 1473-1531

About this artwork

Burgkmair produced most of the designs for Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I’s Triumphal Procession, an enormous frieze of over 130 woodcuts meant to decorate the state rooms of his nobles. The print expresses the emperor’s military strength, with group after group of foot soldiers and cavalry following him in an ongoing procession. Here Landsknechte in resplendent garb hoist halberds as they join the parade.


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Hans Burgkmair, the elder


Halberdiers, from the Triumphal Procession of Maximilian


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1493–1531


Woodcut in black on tan laid paper


Sheet, unfolded: 38 × 55 cm (15 × 21 11/16 in.)

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Gift of Mr. Honoré Palmer

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