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An image of State ball in Bavaria by Master MZ

Master MZ

(Germany  – )

Title
State ball in Bavaria
Year
1500
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Dimensions

22.2 x 31.3 cm image/sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.c., [incised plate] "M Z" [artist's monogram]. Dated u.c., [incised plate] "1500".
Credit
Gift of Mrs H.V. Evatt 1965
Accession number
DO18.1965
Location
Not on display
Further information

This printmaker, active in Munich around 1500, is the author of twenty-two recorded engravings, each of which is signed with the initials MZ. The scene depicted here takes place inside the ducal palace of Albrecht IV of Bavaria. Three couples promenade to the music of a fife and drum, played in the balcony on the left. Below the balcony a guard drives away a curious crowd from the door with a staff. The couple playing cards has been identified as Albrecht IV, Duke of Bavaria and his wife, Kunigunde of Austria.

Exhibition history (3)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1965, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 1966–03 Apr 1966

German Old Master Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Mar 1998–16 Jun 1998

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006