Sunday, January 14, 2007

Baroque Catafalques

Three nice etchings of Bishops of the Holy Roman Empire, each one lying on his lectus funeralis:

Franz Christoph Reichsfreiherr von Hutten zum Stolzenberg, Prince-Bishop of W├╝rzburg from 1720 to 1729

Amand von Buseck, Prince-Abbot of Fulda from 1737 to 1756. Fulda was rased to en Episcopal see in 1752 by Pope Benedict XIV.

Johann Friedrich Karl von Ostein, Archbishop and Elector of Mainz from 1743 to 1763 and Prince-Bishop of Worm from 1956 to 1763.


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