Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Witches' Sabbath, artist unknown.

Johannes Praetorius -Witches' Sabbath, 1668

Etching made by Bernard Picart, after Parmigianino, 1732.

Drawn by Frans Francken II, 1581-1642

Drawn by Jan de Bisschop, 1643-1671

Drawn by Vittorio Maria Bigari, 1707-1776

Woodcut by Hans Schaufelein, 1511

Based on engraving by Nicolaes de Clerck (after Jacques de Gheyn II) 1630

Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der Ouden, 1744

Illustration from "Der Hexenfresser" 1516

Mikael Herr - Sabbat de sorciere sur le monte de brocken, 1650

Steub, Fritz, Wolf, C. und Sohn, München - The wüthende army, 1872


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Aeron! - so much great stuff that I have not seen before.
In the origional Parmigianino etching the witch rides on a huge penis!
Paul Rumsey.

Aeron said...

Yeah the penis version of that print is hillarious. And glad to share a lot of images of this variety you've not seen before, Paul. I must be digging in the right places if I'm finding imagery you're not familiar with!