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Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Hans Burgkmair Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1814
16 in. x 10 in. (405 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 17 1/8 in. x 13 in. (434 mm x 330 mm) paper size
- Hans Burgkmair (1473-1531). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), Picture dealer. Artist associated with 141 portraits.
- NPG D34885: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (from same plate)
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Art and science
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