Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Erhard Schon
The above woodcut print is dated at 1525. The original title in German is "Jagd auf Mönche und Pfaffen" which translates to "Hunt for monks and Pfaffen." I've posted this print of the devil with bagpipes on here before.

Here is a short bio on the artist..

"German woodcut designer and painter. He was the son of Marx Schön III, a minor Nuremberg painter, with whom he probably began his training. Then he studied Albrecht Dürer's prints while living in the artist's house for several years. Scholars have attributed some 1,200 illustrations for 116 books and about 200 separate woodcuts to Erhard Schön, making him one of the era's most prolific woodblock designers. His works enjoyed tremendous popularity." - quote source.

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