"Car of Musicians - Triumph of Maximilian"
This is an original 1917 black and white halftone print of wood block art by Albrecht Dürer that was part of a 16th century series known as the "Triumphal Procession" that portrayed a group of musicians on one of the royal carriage cars of Emperor Maximilian I of the Holy Roman Empire.
This 96+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing.
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This piece was illustrated by Durer, Albert (Albrecht). Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.
Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528) was born in Nuremberg to Albrecht Dürer the Elder, a successful German goldsmith; today he is known as one of the most illustrious painter-printmakers of the Northern Renaissance.
A prolific and well documented artist, by his mid-twenties Dürer had become famous both within and outside of Nuremburg. He was a consummate student and traveled extensively throughout Europe, working with Northern and Southern Renaissance masters including Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. As a result, his work is generally considered the bridge between the Gothic and Renaissance movements. Dürer was a prolific artist over the course of his life, working in almost every conceivable medium except red chalk. He was a master of woodcuts, engraving, etching, and drypoint, as well as a painter in oils, a prolific draftsman and inventor of modern watercolors. He was also a mathematician, theorist and writer perpetually in search of classical beauty, the pursuit of which can be seen throughout his development and artistic themes.
Dürer died in his hometown of Nuremberg in 1528 at the age of 56. His Nuremberg home, the site of his workshop and studio, remains a prominent landmark and serves as a museum. DürerÕs contributions to both art and culture cannot be overemphasized.
Keywords specific to this image: Musical Instruments, Trombone, Clarinet, Horn