The Triumph of Maximilian I

Maximilian I (22 March 1459 – 12 January 1519) was King of the Romans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1493 until his death.  He and his father Frederick III, were part of what was to become a long line of Holy Roman Emperors from the House of Habsburg. During his lifetime, Maximilian commissioned several great works to commemorate his successes and secure his legacy.  To this end, he is quoted as saying “The money I spend for the perpetuation of my memory is not lost.”

The Triumphal Procession or Triumphs of Maximilian is a monumental series of more than 200 proposed woodcut prints created by many of the foremost artists of the day. Hans Burgkmair designed much of the Triumphal Procession, starting in about 1512 and contributed designs for 67 woodblocks. Other contributions were made by Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Springinklee, Leonhard Beck, Hans Schäufelein, Wolf Huber, and Albrecht Dürer.  Production of the work was stopped after the Emperor's death and thus was never finished, but of the original design 139 blocks are known to exist.  Each block was meant to lead into the other, making the full work measure approximately 177 feet long and one of the largest prints ever produced. It was designed to be pasted to the walls in city halls or the palaces of princes to create a decorative frieze and an expression of the Emperor's power and magnificence.

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The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 14. Bear Hunting at Davidson Galleries

Hans Burgkmair German (1473-1531)

Block 14. Bear Hunting

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48373
Price: $350.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 27.  Jesters at Davidson Galleries

Hans Burgkmair German (1473–1531)

Block 27. Jesters

Series: Triumph Of Maximiliam I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date if block: 1522. This Impression 18th Century.
Size: 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48375c
Price: $500.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 32.  Masquerade at Davidson Galleries

Hans Burgkmair German (1473-1531)

Block 32. Masquerade

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48376
Price: $350.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 37.  Gefecht at Davidson Galleries

Hans Burgkmair German (1473-1531)

Block 37. Gefecht

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48378
Price: $350.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 41. Tourneyers at Davidson Galleries

Hans Burgkmair German (1473-1531)

Block 41. Tourneyers

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48380
Price: $475.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 49. Rennen at Davidson Galleries

Hans Burgkmair German (1473-1531)

Block 49. Rennen

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48381
Price: $450.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 54. Rennen at Davidson Galleries

Hans Burgkmair German (1473-1531)

Block 54. Rennen

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48382
Price: $475.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 77. Burgundian Fifers at Davidson Galleries

Albrecht Altdorfer German (1480-1538)

Block 77. Burgundian Fifers

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48384
Price: $450.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 106. Funerary Statues at Davidson Galleries

Hans Springinklee German (1495-1540)

Block 106. Funerary Statues

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48387
Price: $550.00

The Triumph of  Maximilian I : Block 111. Prisoners at Davidson Galleries

Hans Springinklee German (1495-1540)

Block 111. Prisoners

Series: The Triumph of Maximilian I
Medium: Woodcut
Year: Date of block: 1522. This impression: 18th Century
Size: Approx. 15 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 48389
Price: $375.00