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One of forty-five prints showing coats of arms of Augsburg families; whole-length male figure wearing armour turned to the right, carrying a flail over his right shoulder, with shield showing head and shoulders of a bearded man with red hat for the Gossembrot family.
Etching with hand-colouring on the shield
- Production date
- 1545-1547 (circa)
Height: 206 millimetres (Sheet size)
Width: 139 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Together with 1848,1209. 44-45, 47-75, and 77-89 this print belongs to the 'Augsburger Geschlechterbuch' (Augsburg Book of Nobles) a project undertaken 1545-47 by Hans Burgkmair the Younger and Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger to illustrate the coats-of-arms of the patrician families of the city of Augsburg. A volume containing 44 drawings and 53 prints for the project is in the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, and other early prints related to the project are in the Staats-und Staatsbibliothek in Augsburg and the Landesbibliothek in Oldenbourg. The project remained unfinished; Burgkmair and Vogtherr commpleted 88 plates, but the work was not published until 1618, when it was published in three volumes by the Augsburg etcher, Wilhelm Peter Zimmermann, 'Ernewrtes Geschlechter Buch'. Zimmermann added numbers and the names of the families to the plates, and also some etchings of his own with a text and index (see Kaulbach and Zäh 2012, pp236-240, Ausgabe Zi). The designs of some of the prints are derived from Burgkmair the Elder's woodcuts for the Genealogy of Emperor Maximilian I and the Chronicle of Pappenheim (Hollstein 324-415 and 645-723).
Literature: H-M Kaulbach and H. Zäh (eds.) ' Das Augsburger Geschlechterbuch, Wappenpracht und Figurenkunst: Ein Kriegsverlust kehrt zurück', exhibition catalogue, Stuttgart, 2012, pp.235-6, Exemplar L, Abb.85 and p.97 (for Stuttgart impression of this print without colouring and with head removed from shield).
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