Hans Weiditz (1500-1536) - Master Woodcut - Emblematic depiction of Memory and the Passing of Time - Hand coloured - 1532 (1560)

Description
Hans Weiditz (1500-1536) - Master Woodcut - Emblematic depiction of Memory and the Passing of Time - Hand coloured - 1532 (1560)
Watercolour, Woodcut - By Weiditz but not signed - 1532

16 x 10.3 cm

Hans Weiditz (1500-1536)

His work was often confused with Dürer and Burgkmair.

Trimmed to outside edges. Fine later hand colour.

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) - Master Woodcut
Title of artwork
Emblematic depiction of Memory and the Passing of Time - Hand coloured - 1532 (1560)
Year
1532
Technique
Watercolour, Woodcut
Signature
By Weiditz but not signed
Condition
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
No
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