Depiction of early 16th Century life: A Bad Conscience and Facing One's Maker
2 woodcut on recto and verso of folio leaf.
Dodgson 1903, 1911 II.175.80
Same woodcut in the British Museum, Museum number 1876,1014.158
Hans Weiditz (1500-.1536)
His work was often confused with Dürer and Burgkmair.
15.1 x 10 cm
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.
More than any of his fellows he knew how to break up the surfaces of his blocks into rich tapestries... and to keep the notation of fact interesting and piquant. Passing by these more technical and aesthetic aspects of his work, we can find unfailing pleasure in the reports of life and manners. He might almost be claimed as the first of the social caricaturists, the first artist who with full command over his printing surface devoted himself to subject matter which in later years was to be so variously handled by such men as Hogarth, Moreau, Chodowiecki, Daumier, and Gavarni.
[The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, W. M. I., JR. ]
Excellent impression from the 'Trostspiegel'.
German text. This edition ca 1560. Clean. Two tiny single wormholes to images and three to margin.
- Single sheet
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Hans Weiditz (1500-1536)
- Book Title
- 2 Master Woodcuts on one leaf - The Pain of a Bad Conscience!!! & Worship before God with Devil!
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Loose page