- Also known as
primary name: Lützelburger, Hans
other name: Franck, Hanns
other name: Frank, Hans
other name: Luetzelburger, Hans
- individual; printmaker; German; Swiss; Male
- Other dates
- 1517-1526 (fl.)
- German woodcutter and possibly medallist, active in Basle since 1522, who worked for Holbein. He was Holbein's most significant collaborator and his talent was instrumental in the success of Holbein's designs. He came from Augsburg, where he worked with Jost de Negker, signing himself Hans Franck on blocks for the print projects of Emperor Maximilian (see Landau and Parshall, 'The Renaissance Print, pp. 212ff). In 1522 he cut the block after a design by the anonymous Master NH, the 'Battle between Peasants and Naked Men in a Forest', which, like 1858,0417.1*-25*, he also signed in a prominent manner (C.Dodgson, II, p. 200, 1). He worked closely with Holbein in Basel from 1522 until 1526, the year of his death and Holbein's departure for England.
- Tilman Falk: "Lützelburger, Hans (Franck, Hanns)", The Dictionary of Art, ed. J. Turner (London: Grove, 1996) vol. 19, p. 825.