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HABSBURG - BROADSIDE: Vorstellung der Beleuchtung welche bey allerhoechster Anwesenheit Sr. K. K. Maiestät Franz II. und Dero Gemalin Theresia, von den Herren Besitzern... am Kornmarkt hier in Nürnberg, veranstaltet worden, d. 8. Jul. 1792

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A rare broadside shows the decoration with lights and Habsburg insignia on the houses at the Kornmarkt in Nuremberg for the occassion of the visit of the newly crowned Holy Roman Emperor Francis II on July 8 1792. 

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This very rare broadside shows decoration on three houses in Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in Germany, celebrating the visit of Francis II (Franz II., 1768 – 1835), the last Holy Roman Emperor, and his wife Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies on July 8th, just over a month after his coronation for the Holy Roman Emperor on June 6 1792. 

The broadside was engraved by Friedrich Albert Annert (1759 – 1800), a cartographer and engraver from Nuremberg, and was based on a drawing by Georg Friedrich Utz (or Uz; 1742-1796). G. F. Utz was an building inspector and architect in Nuremberg and his various works, from drawing to very rare maps appear in the archives: around 1770 he made a drawing of a Carthusian Monastery in Nuremberg, in 1773 he signed as an architect on a rare separately published copper engraved map of Poland Nova mappa geographica regni Poloniæ, magni dvcatvs Litvaniæ regni et dvcatvs occidentalis Borvssiæ…, and in 1787 he made a map of the Netherlands with a title General-Karte über die VII Provinzen der vereinigten Niederlande, nebst dem Generalitæts-Lande.

The broadside was a part of the collection of August Riedinger, as marked with a collector’s stamp on the back. August Riedinger (1845 – 1919) was a German businessman, a balloon manufacturer and a patron of the arts.

We could only trace two examples of this broadside in the institutions worldwide. 

References: Drugulin II, 5500; Lugt 167; Müller, Erste Fortsetzung des Verzeichnisses von Nürnbergischen topographisch-historischen Kupferstichen und Holzschnitten, Nürnberg 1801, S. 30; Thieme / Becker, p. 532; Tiggesbäumker, Günter: Die Reichsstadt Nürnberg und ihr Landgebiet im Spiegel alter Karten und Ansichten. Ausstellungskatalog der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg Nr. 97. Nürnberg: Stadtbibliothek 1986, p. 61; Britta-Juliane Kruse, Witwen: Kulturgeschichte eines Standes in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit: Kulturgeschichte Eines Standes in Spatmittelalter Und Fruher Neuzeit, 2007, p. 510; Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon: Bildende Künstler, Kunsthandwerker, Gelehrte, p. 1569. 

 

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