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Title

Standard bearer and drummer

1544


Artist

Hans Beham

Germany

1500 - 1550


About

Beham engraved this image of a drummer and standard-bearer of the 1525 Peasant Revolt nineteen years after the event. The war, in which some 100,000 peasants were killed, was fought mainly in southern and central Germany. It was openly condemned by Martin Luther, who sided with the authorities against the peasants. The year 1525 was of particular significance in the life of Beham because in this year he was banished from his native city of Nuremberg for holding openly atheistic and anarchistic views.


Details


Alternative title

Klos Wuezer und Acker Conez


Date

1544


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Edition

ii of 2 states


Dimensions

7.2 x 4.9 cm image; 7.3 x 5.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, [incised plate] "1544/ HSB [artist's monogram]".


Credit

Purchased 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6476


Artist information

Hans Beham

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history