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Woodcut, “The old man”, by Hans Lützelburger (?-1526)
XV century, Illustration by Hans Lützelburger inspired to Hans Holbein’s “Totentanz” (“La danse macabre”, a collection of 40 woodcuts): an old man walking hand in hand with Death, the friend who will free him from his pains.
Front cover illustration of a religious book from 1507
Woodcut for a cover illustration from 1507. The caption reads: “‘Faksimile des Titels von Grünbeck ‘Eine neue ausslegung der seltsamen wunderzaichen’…” . The mentioned Grünbeck is possibly a misspelling of Grünpeck (Josef), a Bavarian humanist, physician, astrologer, historian and priest … Continued