British Museum: Conserving DÜRER’s Triumphal Arch

Dürer’s Triumphal Arch was commissioned by the Roman emperor Maximilian I (1459-1512), who was of the Habsburg dynasty. He was crowned King of the Romans and went on to become Holy Roman Emperor.

The print of the Triumphal Arch is the largest print at the British Museum in London – and the museum has posted a video online showing how the print was removed from its frame for cleaning and future preservation.

The print is four metres square – and would have been hung in courts and baronial halls as decoration.

See the British Museum’s YouTube video of how Emperor Maximilian’s print was spruced up for another generation to enjoy.

Every baronial home should have one.

 

 

 

 

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