Book/Printed Material Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria. Kleinodienbuch der Herzogin Anna von Bayern

About this Item

Title

  • Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria.

Other Title

  • Kleinodienbuch der Herzogin Anna von Bayern

Summary

  • This unique manuscript was commissioned in 1552 by Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria, the founder of what is today the Bavarian State Library. The manuscript is an inventory of the jewelry owned by the duke and his wife, Duchess Anna, a member of the Habsburg dynasty and a daughter of Emperor Ferdinand I. The work contains 110 magnificent drawings by the Munich court painter Hans Mielich. One of the most impressive of these drawings is the front page miniature showing Albrecht and Anna playing chess, with Albrecht portrayed as a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Because of its outstanding importance as a work of art, the manuscript was kept in the private ducal and electoral Chamber of Artifacts for almost three centuries-long after the originals of the jewelry depicted had been lost. Only in 1843 was the work presented to the Bavarian State Library by King Ludwig I.

Names

  • Mielich, Hans, 1516-1573 Illustrator.

Created / Published

  • Munich : [publisher not identified], [1552 to 1555]

Headings

  • -  Germany
  • -  1552 to 1555
  • -  Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria, 1528-1579
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Jewelry
  • -  Mielich, Hans, 1516-1573

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Cod.icon. 429"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: III + 65 + I pages ; vellum and paper : illustrations ; 20.5 x 15.4 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in German.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667657

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Mielich, Hans, Illustrator. Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria. [Munich: Publisher Not Identified, to 1555, 1552] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667657/.

APA citation style:

Mielich, H. (1552) Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria. [Munich: Publisher Not Identified, to 1555] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667657/.

MLA citation style:

Mielich, Hans, Illustrator. Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria. [Munich: Publisher Not Identified, to 1555, 1552] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667657/>.