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Illustration from Theuerdank (Allegorical work commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I )
Illustration from Theuerdank (Allegorical work commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I )
Date:
1511–1517
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
14.5 x 14 cm (image); 30.6 x 20.1 cm (sheet)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1988.1.113
Acquisition Date:
1988-01-01
Credit Line:

Gift of Aldis Browne

In a woodland setting a knight in armor seems to be lighting the fuse of a cannon with a cracked barrel. Two more cannons in the row.. At right a man with a straw hat and a staff gestures widely. at left a man with a staff and a surplice with a wheel design on it observes the situation. (Jim Hahn 03/22/95)