An image of Standard bearer and drummer

Hans Beham

(Germany 1500 – 1550)

Standard bearer and drummer

Location
Not on display
Further information

Beham engraved this image of a drummer and standard-bearer of the 1525 Peasant Revolt nineteen years after the event. The war, in which some 100,000 peasants were killed, was fought mainly in southern and central Germany. It was openly condemned by Martin Luther, who sided with the authorities against the peasants. The year 1525 was of particular significance in the life of Beham because in this year he was banished from his native city of Nuremberg for holding openly atheistic and anarchistic views.

Year
1544
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
7.2 x 4.9 cm image; 7.3 x 5.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, [incised plate] "1544/ HSB [artist's monogram]".

Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
6476