» High quality reproduction of Pompa Funebris Caroli V (Funeral Procession of Emperor Charles V) featuring the Flag of the Kingdom of Galicia. Print made by Joannes van Doetecum in 1559.
Pompa Funebris Caroli V or "Funeral Procession of Emperor Charles V" is a sumptuous series of engravings depicting the funeral procession of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
Born in Ghent in 1500, Kaiser Maximilian's grandson Charles V inherited the Holy Roman Empire following the premature death of his father Philipp I. In 1516 he inherited the kingdoms of Sicily, Aragon Castille and Leon and became the first monarch to oficially call himself "King of Spain". Known in Spain as "Carlos I de España", his reign is best known for his reaction against Protestantism and his Italian wars against France.
First published in Antwerp in 1559, Pompa Funebris Caroli V depicts a State funeral held in Brussels on December 29th 1558 after the death of the Emperor. All kingdoms under Charles V rule were represented in the procession.
The Kingdom of Galicia appears represented by three knights, two of which are holding the horse's reins, and a third one who is the standard-bearer. The rampant horse is elegantly dressed with the colours and arms of the Kingdom of Galicia and the standard-bearer holds high the flag of the Realm.
Pompa Funebris Caroli V was made in 1559 by Dutch illustrator Joannes van Doetecum, one of the Netherlands' most famous engravers and cartographers of the time.
This poster is available in two sizes:
» 60 x 52 cm (23.6'' x 20.4'')
» 70 x 50 cm (27.5'' x 19.6'')