Hans Weiditz (1500-1536) - Large Master Woodcut - Death shows life of Battle to dying Man - Hand coloured - From the Collection of Willy Roth - 1532

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Hans Weiditz (1500-1536) - Large Master Woodcut - Death shows life of Battle to dying Man - Hand coloured - From the Collection of Willy Roth - 1532
Woodcut. - By Weiditz but not signed - 1532

Hans Weiditz (1500-1536)

His work was often confused with Dürer and Burgkmair.

Full folio woodcut leaf.

Weiditz trained in Strasbourg and in 1518 he was a journeyman with Hans Burgkmair in Augsburg. Few drawings by him have survived; Weiditz's work fell quickly into obscurity owing to the fact that only two of his woodcuts are signed. Identification by Röttinger of Weiditz as the 'Petrarch Master', so called after the illustrations to that book.

Weiditz was not only the most versatile but the busiest of the illustrators of his time... and one of the little group of outstanding woodcut designers of the German Renaissance with a highly individualized style and a most personal outlook on life.

[HANS WEIDITZ: A STUDY IN PERSONALITY, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, W. M. I., JR.]

Excellent impression from the 'Trostspiegel' (this edition ca 1560), here in a fine strong impression.

Lot details
Artist
Hans Weiditz (1500-1536) - Large Master Woodcut
Title of artwork
Death shows life of Battle to dying Man - Hand coloured - From the Collection of Willy Roth - 1532
Year
1532
Technique
Woodcut.
Signature
By Weiditz but not signed
Condition
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
No
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