The Forgotten Archduke: The Funeral Monument for Ernest of Austria in Brussels

Raband, Ivo (2015). The Forgotten Archduke: The Funeral Monument for Ernest of Austria in Brussels (Unpublished). In: 61. jährliche Konferenz der Renaissance Society of America im Panel Remembering the Habsburgs I: Crafting Dynastic Monuments. Berlin. 26.–28.03.2015.

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Archduke Ernest of Austria (1553–1595), second son of Emperor Maximilian II and younger brother of Emperor Rudolf II, was in his youth a possible candidate for the thrones of the Empire or the Spanish Kingdom. Instead, he became Governor-General of the Netherlands in 1593 and relocated to Brussels in 1594 where he was welcomed with lavish festivities as the bearer of hope and prosperity. Unfortunately, Ernest died only thirteen months later without having achieved any political success. His brother and successor Albert of Austria commissioned the funeral monument for Ernest in 1600 after it was settled that he would be buried in Brussels and not Vienna. Focusing on this monument, which draws stylistically from various dynasty-related models, it will be shown that Albert intended to use this monument – and thus his brother’s memoria – to make the Brussels Cathedral the primary location of Habsburg dynastic memory in the Low Countries.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History > Recent and Modern Art History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History

UniBE Contributor:

Raband, Ivo

Subjects:

700 Arts

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ivo Raband

Date Deposited:

14 Apr 2016 11:59

Last Modified:

14 Apr 2016 11:59

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77833

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77833

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