An image of State ball in Bavaria

Master MZ

(Germany  – )

State ball in Bavaria

Location
Not on display
Further information

This printmaker, active in Munich around 1500, is the author of twenty-two recorded engravings, each of which is signed with the initials MZ. The scene depicted here takes place inside the ducal palace of Albrecht IV of Bavaria. Three couples promenade to the music of a fife and drum, played in the balcony on the left. Below the balcony a guard drives away a curious crowd from the door with a staff. The couple playing cards has been identified as Albrecht IV, Duke of Bavaria and his wife, Kunigunde of Austria.

Year
1500
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
22.2 x 31.3 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.c., [incised plate] "M Z" [artist's monogram]. Dated u.c., [incised plate] "1500".

Credit
Gift of Mrs H.V. Evatt 1965
Accession number
DO18.1965