Book/Printed Material The Portraits of the Fugger Family. Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum ... imagines
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- The Portraits of the Fugger Family.
- Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum ... imagines
- In 1593, members of the famous Fugger family commissioned the Augsburg engraver Dominicus Custos (circa 1550--1612) to create this ambitious collection of family portraits. Using existing portraits as his models, Custos finished a first edition of the portraits in 1593. After his death, his sons-in-law, Lukas Kilian (1579--1637) and Wolfgang Kilian (1581--1662), expanded and updated the collection, replacing the portraits of some members of the family with new engravings depicting them in older age. This new edition was published in 1618. This copy was purchased by the Bavarian State Library from the Fugger family in 2009 and now forms part of its holdings. The work contains 138 engravings, representing the complete editions of 1593 and 1618, as well as two addenda from the 1620 edition. All engravings were expertly hand-colored by an unknown artist. The Fuggers were a German banking and mercantile dynasty that traced its origins to Hans (Johannes) Fugger (1348--1409), an Augsburg weaver. The family dominated European business in the 15th and 16th centuries and wielded great political influence through its loans to kings and emperors, from England's Henry VIII to the House of Hapsburg.
- Custos, Dominicus, circa 1550-1612 Engraver.
- Kilian, Lucas, 1579-1637 Engraver.
- Kilian, Wolfgang, 1581-1662 Engraver.
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- Augsburg, Germany : [publisher not identified], [1593 to 1620]
- - Germany--Bavaria--Augsburg
- - 1376 to 1620
- - Fugger family
- - Portraits
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "BSB shelfmark: Cod.icon. 380"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: I + 142 + I sheets, paper : illustrations ; 35.2 x 25.2 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
- - Content in Latin.
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- 1 online resource.
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Chicago citation style:
Custos, Dominicus, Circa Engraver, Lucas Kilian, and Wolfgang Kilian. The Portraits of the Fugger Family. [Augsburg, Germany: publisher not identified, to 1620, 1593] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667747/.
APA citation style:
Custos, D., Kilian, L. & Kilian, W. (1593) The Portraits of the Fugger Family. [Augsburg, Germany: publisher not identified, to 1620] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667747/.
MLA citation style:
Custos, Dominicus, Circa Engraver, Lucas Kilian, and Wolfgang Kilian. The Portraits of the Fugger Family. [Augsburg, Germany: publisher not identified, to 1620, 1593] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667747/>.