‘Der Schalksnarr’ [The Fool], 1540. Facsimile from Flugblatter der Reformation und des Bauernfrieges
Leipzig: Insel-Verlag Anton Kippenberg
Very little is known about the life of Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger (1513-1568), except for the fact that his father was an artist who studied under Hans Burgkmair; he was once associated with the artist Bruegel; and he entered the Augsburg painters’ guild in 1541. Images of jesters and fools were common subjects and here is Vogtherr’s most striking – and colourful – depiction of a fool, ‘cocking a snoot’ at the authorities.
Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger, “‘Der Schalksnarr’ [The Fool], 1540. Facsimile from Flugblatter der Reformation und des Bauernfrieges,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 28, 2017, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10394.
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