Plaque commemorates an historic meeting of the brothers, aged 30 and 27 respectively, on the Brenner Pass, May 3, 1530 on their way to the Diet of Augsburg, prepared to fight on the behalf of the Catholic Church against the heretics. The composition is based on a section of Durer's 1515 woodcut, "The Triumphal Arch of the Emperor Maximilian", Charles's grandfather and predecessor, meeting with Henry VIII of England.
Meeting of Emperor Charles V and his Brother Ferdinand I, King of Bohemia
7 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (197 x 222 mm); framed: 10 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches (276 x 286 mm)
The date 1527 is scratched on the stone at upper center by a later hand of the sixteenth century.
Felix, Leipzig (1886); Charles Stein, Paris (1899); Dobner, Meiningen (1900); Baron Albert Oppenheim (1880-1905), Cologne; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan through Jacques Seligmann & Co., 1905.