1508 Hans Wechtlin I (German, 1480-1485 - 1526) 2 woodcuts - Arrest of Christ - Religious Art
Johann (Hans) Wechtlin, German (1480/1485 - 1526)
Arrest of Christ
2 Woodcuts (recto and verso of one leaf)
21.4 x 16.4 cm
Early restoration to abrasion and small tear. Small tear with minor loss. Small stain and light age toning.
Johann, Johannes or Hans Wechtlin was a German Renaissance artist, active between at least 1502 and 1526, whose woodcuts are his only certainly surviving work.
Most of his identified works are woodcut book illustrations, the first, scenes from the Life of Christ, are from a Strasbourg book of 1502, and the last is a Strasbourg title-page of 1526. His woodcut technique is based on that of Albrecht Dürer, though his wooded backgrounds owe more to Cranach.
Großformatige Holzschnitte aus der beeindruckenden Folge Wechtlins zum Leben Jesu.