Hans Beham (1500–1550); Superb Folio Woodcut Title "Gerichtlich Process" - 1542
Superb Folio Woodcut Title by Hand Baham
Issued as the illustrated title page to:
Gobler's Der gerichtlich Process auss geschribenen Rechten und nach Gemeynen im Heyligen Reich Teutscher Nation gebrauch und übung. Frankfurt: Christian Egenolff, 1542.
Sebald Beham was a German painter and printmaker, mainly known for his very small engravings. Born in Nuremberg, he spent the later part of his career in Frankfurt. He was one of the most important of the "Little Masters", the group of German artists making prints in the generation after Dürer.
This fine title contains 6 separate woodcuts by Beham concerning the various aspects of Law, Crime and Punishment: