Olga's Gallery

Albrecht Dürer

Portrait of Maximilian I.

1519. Oil on panel. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Read Note.

Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Maximilian I.

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