D�rer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528). Medium: oil on panel. Date: 15th Century. Emperor Maximilian I of Germany (1459-1519); the significance of the pomegranate is not certain; suggestions have included that the fruit is symbolic of the imperial orb or a reference to the myth of Persephone or an allusion to the conquest of Granada in 1492; Provenance: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.