The Family of Emperor Maximilian I

after 1515, Artist: Bernhard Strigel



The Family of Emperor Maximilian I

This picture was created to commemorate the double marriage in Vienna in 1515 and the resulting connection between the Habsburg and Jagiellon dynasties. It depicts Emperor Maximilian I and his first wife, Mary of Burgundy, who at the time this picture was painted had been dead for more than thirty years. Between them is their son Philip the Handsome, who died in 1506. In the foreground are two grandsons of Maximilian, the later Emperor Charles V (middle) and Ferdinand I (on the left). On the right is Louis, heir to the kingdoms of Hungary and Bohemia.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 16

Object data

Object Name





after 1515


Bernhard Strigel (1460 - 1528 Memmingen) - GND




72,8 x 60,4 cm
Framed: 86,7 cm x 74,6 cm x 7,5 cm


Die Namensinschriften über den Porträts später hinzugefügt, über Maximilian: CLEOPHAS . FRATER . CARNALIS . IO= / SEPHI: MARITI DIVAE VIRG . MARIÆ; über Philipp dem Schönen: I / JACOBVS: MINOR EPVS: / HIEROSOLIMITANVS .; über Maria von Burgund: MARIA CLEOPHÆ SOROR / VIRG . MAR PVTATIVA MA= / TER TERA . D . N ., unter Ferdinand: III / IOSEPH IVSTVS, unter Karl: II / SIMON ZELOTES CONSO= / BRINVS . DNI . NRI .

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 832


Probably painted after the double wedding of Maximilian I's grandsons in Vienna in 1515, at the same time the depiction of the Holy Kinship was created on the former reverse side (today seperated, inv. no. GG 6411). In the 1590s the panel was first documented in the Imperial Portrait Collection in Vienna.

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