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Title

Standard bearer and drummer

1544

Artist

Hans Beham

Germany

1500 – 1550

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Acker Concz. und Klos Wuczer, im Baueren Krieg 1525 (Farmer Konrad and Klaus the Swineherd, in the Peasants War, 1525)
    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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Hans Beham

    Works in the collection

    4

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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