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Portrait of Maximilian I.
1519. Oil on panel. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Maximilian I of Austria
(1459-1519) became head of the Habsburgs in 1493 and was elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1508. He was a learned ruler with strong interest in the arts. He commissioned Dürer some works and in 1515 awarded him an annual pension of 100 florins