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Woodcut illustration (possibly representing the devil as a bird-catcher?) used by Johann Herrgott of Nuremberg

Woodcut illustration (possibly representing the devil as a bird-catcher?) used by Johann Herrgott of Nuremberg. It also appears in GC5 Sc963 525bb (Beschwerung der alten Teüfelischen Schlangen mit dem Götlichen wort) as one of "[t]en coarsely cut illustrations (98 x 97) and one of larger size (128 x 96), in most of which it is impossible to recognise the style of [Hans Sebald] Beham; others, however, especially that illustrating the Holy Communion, come very close to Beham, and as the whole series appear to be by the same artist, it is likely that he sketched the illustrations roughly and did not superintend their execution" (C. Dodgson, Catalogue of Early German and Flemish Woodcuts Preserved in the British Museum (London: The Museum, 1903), v. 1, p. 441, no. 4-5).

 

Established form: Herrgott, Johann, ‡d d. 1527

Established form: Beham, Hans Sebald, ǂd 1500-1550

 

Penn Libraries call number: GC5 V6736 526h

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Taken on January 11, 2012