Black Hearse

1876/1877 , Production: Hofsattlerei



Black Hearse

The neo-baroque black hearse was built in 1876/77 for the funerals of ruling members of the imperial family. It was first used at the funeral of the widowed Empress Maria Anna (1884) and subsequently at the funerals of Crown Prince Rudolf (1889), Empress Elisabeth (1898), Kaiser Franz Joseph (1916) and finally on April 1, 1989 for the funeral of the last Austrian empress, Zita.

Location: Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien Schauhalle 1

Object data

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L. 630 cm, H. 342 cm, B. 220 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Wagenburg

Inv. No.

Wagenburg, W 5

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