Equestrian Portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I

Emperor Maxmilian on Horseback

1508 and 1518
Hans Burgkmair, the Elder (German, 1473–1531)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 032; Burkhard 14

Dimensions

32.5 x 22.8 cm (12 13/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

21.10776

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut; the black line block was cut in 1508 and the tone block was added in 1518

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This portrait of Maximilian was one of the earliest experiments in chiaroscuro (tonal or color) woodcut. The black line block was cut in 1508 and the tone block was added in 1518.

Provenance

J. F. Bright (sold at Sotheby's, July, 1921); purchased 1921;
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 12/1/1921

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund