Item 11-14 - Engravings from Der Weisskunig

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Engravings from Der Weisskunig


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4 sheets

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(c 1480-1542)

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Illustrations by Hans Burgkmair and Leonhard Beck for Der Weisskunig, for which proofs were done in 1514-16. The book was not published until 1775 in Vienna by Hoffstätter. The first edition was published again in 1799 by S. Edward in London with the French title, Tableaux des principaux evénemens de la vie et du regne de l'empereur Maximilien I.

Woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair: The White King Adoring the Holy Coat at Treves (item 11), The Funeral of the old White King (item 12), Scene from the Second Flemish Revolt (item 14). By Leonhard Beck: The Ermine King giving his daughter to the White King (item 13).

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