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Coronation Banquet for Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, in Frankfurt am Main on October 4, 1745 (c. 1750)
This scene depicts the secular coronation banquet for Francis I (r. 1745-65). It took place in the Great Hall of Frankfurt’s “Römer” and was attended by numerous dignitaries. One of Frankfurt’s oldest buildings, the “Römer” had been used for imperial coronation banquets since 1562. Copperplate engraving by Wolfgang Christoph Mayr (c. 1720-76), c. 1750.