Hans Weiditz (1500-1536) - Master Woodcut: Medieval Execution and Torture Chamber - Brazen Bull - 1532 [c 1560] - 1560

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Hans Weiditz (1500-1536) - Master Woodcut: Medieval Execution and Torture Chamber - Brazen Bull - 1532 [c 1560] - 1560
Large woodcut on one leaf - Quantity: 1 - Single sheet

Large woodcut.

Hans Weiditz (1500-.1536)

His work was often confused with Dürer and Burgkmair.

17 x 15 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', here in a fine early impression ca 1560.

Very light staining and age toning.


Lot details
Object
Single sheet
Number of Books
1
Subject
Large woodcut on one leaf
Author/ Illustrator
Hans Weiditz (1500-1536)
Book Title
Master Woodcut: Medieval Execution and Torture Chamber - Brazen Bull - 1532 [c 1560]
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1560
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
German
Original language
Yes
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