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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.
Woodcut flyer from the Reformation Era
Woodcut flier from the Protestant Reformation time (XIV century), grotesquely depicting sinners being punished and swallowed by an unspecified monster. The prayer in ther caption is milder than the illustration (“intelligenti pauca”).
Caricature of exaggerated wig and fashioned hairdressing in 18th century
Caricature and humor about the disproportionated fashionable wigs and hairdo of the ladies in XVIII century
Caricatural representation of fashion and elegance in XVIII century
Fashion XVIII century caricature, resemblance with peacocks, storks and pets