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Photo, Print, Drawing Soldiers with Cannon Gathered outside Village, Circa 16th Century.

About this Item

Title

  • Soldiers with Cannon Gathered outside Village, Circa 16th Century.

Summary

  • This 1564 engraving is a print from an original work by the great German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471--1528). It depicts mercenary troops known as Landsknechte, literally "servants of the country," gathered near a large cannon on a road outside a village in the valley. These figures have been identified as Ottoman Turks, who began to appear with increasing frequency in European engravings of the late 15th--early 16th century, following the capture of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. The Dürer print includes heraldic symbols of Nuremberg on the cannon, which is meant to imply that this imperial city of the Emperor Maximilian I was prepared to defend itself against invaders from the east. The engraving is from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library.

Names

  • Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1564.

Headings

  • -  Germany--Bavaria--Nuremberg
  • -  1500 to 1528
  • -  Cannons
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Mercenary troops
  • -  Soldiers
  • -  Turks

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 engraving; 33 x 23 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Brown University Library.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670156

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Dürer, Albrecht, Artist. Soldiers with Cannon Gathered outside Village, Circa 16th Century. Germany Nuremberg Bavaria, 1564. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670156/.

APA citation style:

Dürer, A. (1564) Soldiers with Cannon Gathered outside Village, Circa 16th Century. Germany Nuremberg Bavaria, 1564. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670156/.

MLA citation style:

Dürer, Albrecht, Artist. Soldiers with Cannon Gathered outside Village, Circa 16th Century. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670156/>.