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Title

Pope Pius II and the Emperor Frederick III seated on one throne


Artists

Michael Wolgemut

Germany

1434-1437 - 30 Nov 1519

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

Germany

circa 1460 - 1494


About

Michael Wolgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

From the 'Nuremberg Chronicle' ('Liber cronicarum'), published by Anton Koberger, Nuremberg 1493

A diplomat and man of letters, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (later Pope Pius II) entered the court of Frederick III in Vienna in 1440 where he was made imperial poet laureate. He became a bishop in 1447 and was elected pope in 1458. He negotiated Frederick’s marriage with Princess Eleonore of Portugal and accompanied him to Rome for his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor in1452. The expressions of the figures and the heavy angular drapery reflect the influence of Martin Schongauer, whose prints in the International Gothic style were frequently imitated in the late 15th century.


Details


Date

1493


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut


Dimensions

23.5 x 22.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6451


Artist information

Michael Wolgemut

Works in the collection

6

Artist information

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history