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Title

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

1493

Artists

Michael Wolgemut

Germany

1434/1437 – 30 Nov 1519

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

Germany

circa 1460 – 1494

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Michael Wolgemut

    Works in the collection

    6

    Artist information
    Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

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