Emperor Charles V in procession after his coronation by Pope Clement VII in Bologna on 24 February 1530.

A panorama in 38 numbered sheets by Nicolaus Hogenberg. Published by: Hendrik Hondius II, The Hague, 1530-36.

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Optocht van Karel V met de paus te Bologna na zijn kroning tot keizer, 1530, Nicolaas Hogenberg.

Sources: British Museum with captions and missing plates from the Rijksmuseum, Netherlands Collection.

References for the latin text from another edition:
Della venuta e dimora in Bologna del sommo pontefice Clemente 7 by Gaetano Giordani
Carlos V: miscelánea de artículos publicados en la revista "Hidalguía" by Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent

Nicolaus Hogenberg
Painter, engraver and etcher. Evidently he was born in Munich, as he referred to himself as 'Monachensis' on one of the series of etchings, although his family most probably came originally from Malines, where a number of artists of this name worked.
The above series, illustrating the procession of Charles after being crowned Emperor in Bologna and accompanied by Pope Clement VII, is his best known work and was almost certainly commissioned by the archduchess, Margaret of Austria. The work appeared only after her death (1530), and was probably first printed in The Hague in 1532.

Hogenberg came to Mechelen in the Malines around 1517 / 1528, where he was certainly settled by the latter date. The Burgundian city Mechelen was the city of residence of Margaret of Austria, after she was appointed governor of the Netherlands in 1509 by her father, the Emperor Maximilian. In 1509 she was made governess of his grandchildren: Charles, the future Emperor Charles V, and his sisters Eleonore and Isabella.
In Mechelen Nicolaus made contact with local artists, particularly Frans Crabbe. Here he worked under the patronage of the Regent of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria. Nicolaus died young in 1539, leaving a wife, Jeanne Verstraeten, and a number of children, including Remigius (born c. 1535) and Frans (possibly born before his father's death in 1539 or 1540).

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Hogenberg plate 1: The head of the procession
Hogenberg plate 2: Bolognese banner bearers
Hogenberg plate 3: Bolognese magistrate
Hogenberg plate 4: Bolognese Banner bearers and scholars
Hogenberg plate 5: Scholarly doctors and canons & the Governor of Bologna City
Hogenberg plate 6: Banner bearers
Hogenberg plate 7: SPQR & St. George banner bearers
Hogenberg plate 8: Habsburg and Papal banners
Hogenberg plate 9: Footmen leading expensive horses
Hogenberg plate 10: Four cardinals with hats on sticks
Hogenberg plate 11: Officials of the Papal court on horseback
Hogenberg plate 12: Mounted trumpeters
Hogenberg plate 13: Court officials of Charles V
Hogenberg plate 14: Imperial Heralds
Hogenberg plate 15: The Papal staff
Hogenberg plate 16: Papal tiara and candlesticks
Hogenberg plate 17: Holy sacrament
Hogenberg plate 18: Various nobles
Hogenberg plate 19: Various nobles
Hogenberg plate 20: Various nobles
Hogenberg plate 21: Officials in the imperial court
Hogenberg plate 22: Scattering of new silver coins
Hogenberg plate 23: College of Cardinals
Hogenberg plate 24: The Imperial Sceptre and the Imperial Sword
Hogenberg plate 25: The Imperial Orb and Crown
Hogenberg plate 26: Guards
Hogenberg plate 27: Pope Clement VII and Emperor Charles V
Hogenberg plate 28: Henry III of Nassau-Breda
Hogenberg plate 29: Church Scholars
Hogenberg plate 30: Representatives of the University of Bologna
Hogenberg plate 31: Trumpeters and cavalry on armoured horses
Hogenberg plate 32: Knights with the Habsburg flag and Italian nobles
Hogenberg plate 33: Knights and landsknechts
Hogenberg plate 34: Landsknechts and Antonio de Leyva
Hogenberg plate 35: Artillery
Hogenberg plate 36: Fountain with wine and drunkenness
Hogenberg plate 37: Ox on the spit
Hogenberg plate 38: Scattering of loaves among the public


A 12th century coronation procession:
Henry VI went to Rome to be crowned by Pope Celestine III from Liber ad honorem Augusti, by Pietro da Eboli, Sicily, c.1197

Other 16th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations of Italian Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers




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