Thursday, May 29, 2008

Matthias Gerung - satirical print, 1520-1560

I've previously mentioned this woodcut, this version includes the floating creatures to the left. Here is a description of the print from the British Museum website..

"The clergy feasting in the jaws of a devil; the demon seated, turned to left on a papal bull, its left foot in a vessel for Holy Water, and holding a collection box in its right hand. Smaller demons preparing food on its head, flying creatures approaching with the pope and a canon."

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