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[Procession of Pope Clement VII and the Emperor Charles V after the coronation at Bologna on the 24th February, MDXXX]., [ca. 1535-1539]

Hogenberg, Nicolaus, approximately 1500-1539, printmaker.

Collection of festival prints.

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  • Title:
    [Procession of Pope Clement VII and the Emperor Charles V after the coronation at Bologna on the 24th February, MDXXX]., [ca. 1535-1539]
  • Author/Creator: Hogenberg, Nicolaus, approximately 1500-1539, printmaker.
  • Creation Date: [ca. 1535-1539]
  • Biographical/Historical Note: The Netherlandish printmaker Nicolaus Hogenberg of German origin, also known as Nikolaus or Nikolas Hogenberg, was born in Munich and active in Mechelen.
  • Physical Desc.: 40 prints in 1 scroll : etchings, engravings, watercolor, gouache, gold ; prints 39.5 x 29.7 cm, scroll 39.5 × 1241.3 cm.
  • Summary: The scroll depicts the procession that followed the coronation of Charles V as King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Clement VII at Bologna on 24 February 1530.
    Members of the nobility, representatives of the imperial provinces, military and clerical officials, proceed from right to left. The Emperor and the Pope appear under a canopy decorated with the Imperial eagle (plate 27) followed by units of the imperial army and their captains in armor, ending with a bank of unmanned cannons. Plates 36-38 depict the distribution of food and drink to the people of Bologna. The crowd gathers around a tall arch topped by the imperial eagle flanked by two lions from whose mouths red and white wine flows. Stewards turn the spit on which roasts an ox stuffed with birds and small animals.
  • Language: Latin
  • Notes: Hogenberg's untitled work is often incorrectly described as the "entry" of the Pope and the Emperor in Bologna. The Pope had arrived in the city on October 23, 1529, and the Emperor made his official entry on November 5.
    Dedicatory inscription addressed to the Emperor by Nicolaus Hogenberg and the printer Engelbertus Bruning: Divo et invicto Imperatori Carolo V.P.F. Avg. / ... / Nicolao Hogenbergo & Engelberto Brvning / ... / Cvm Privilegio Sacratiss Imp Caroli V opvs hoc absolvtvm est / Nicolao Hogenbergo artifice. Engelberto Brvning socio impensarvm.
    Inscription dedicated to the artist: Gratae et laboribvs aeqvae posteritati / ... / hoc tibi posteritas vivida fecit opvs.
    State without the armorial and genealogical inscriptions above the images.
    In plate 37, on wood support holding up the spit of the roasting ox: N.H. [i.e. Nicolaus Hogenberg].
    Plates numbered 1 to 38 at lower left corner. First plate is marked with the letter A. See earlier states with numbering by letters.
    Forms part of the Collection of festival prints, 1530-1887 (Special Collections accn. no. P910002**).
  • Form/Genre: Prints -- Low Countries -- 16th century
    Etchings -- Low Countries -- 16th century
    Engravings -- Low Countries -- 16th century
    Scrolls (Visual works) -- Low Countries -- 16th century
    Hand coloring
  • Subjects: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558 -- Coronation Clement VII, Pope, 1478-1534 Coronations -- Italy -- Bologna Horse processions -- Italy -- Bologna Processions -- Italy -- Bologna Festivals -- Italy -- Bologna -- Pictorial works
  • Format: Still image
  • Contributors: Bruning, Engelbertus, printer.
  • Collection: Festival collection (Getty Research Institute)
    Prints collection (Getty Research Institute)
  • ID/Accession Number: P910002* (item 24)
    1388-005
  • Is Part Of: Collection of festival prints.
  • See Also: Collection description
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