[Germany] [Andreas von Sonnenberg.]
Engraving with large margins, 17th century watermark. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
Andreas graf von Sonnenberg (1472-1511), imperial general under Emperors Frederick III & Maximillian I, fighting the French and Turks and leading the Imperial troops in the Landshut War of Succession, in which he was captured. He was paroled, returning home and fighting no more. In 1511 he insulted Felix von Werdenberg, who arranged his assassination: he died from over twenty lance and sword wounds. He is shown in armour within an alcove with superb architectural details, a strap-work cartouche for a title left blank. On the reverse is a German-text biography relating to another portrait, within an ornate woodcut frame. Published in Jacob Schrenck von Notzing's 'Der aller Durchleuchtigisten und Grossmächtigen Kayser, Durchleuchtigisten unnd Großmächtigen Königen'.
[Ref: 32666] £220.00