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Emperor Maximilian I

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

ca. 1590-1620

Artist:

Attributed to Jan Muller (Dutch, 1540-1617)
after Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, c. 1494-1533)

About this artwork

When Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I formed the first Landsknecht company in 1487, he intentionally exempted the soldiers from harsh laws regulating consumption on clothing and food. Because their lives tended to be “brutish and short,” the emperor urged them to wear distinctively outlandish garb. Not only did slashed sleeves and bold colors unify the troops, but the attire made the Landsknechte an ostentatious and recognizable force fighting in the emperor’s name.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Harmensz. Muller

Title

Emperor Maximilian I

Origin

Netherlands

Date

Between 1580–1628

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

256 × 193 mm (image/sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Hammond Stickney Collection

Reference Number

1982.993

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