Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Three Jewish Heroes (Die Drei Guten Juden), from Heroes and Heroines

Series/Portfolio:
Heroes and Heroines
Artist:
Hans Burgkmair (German, Augsburg 1473–1531 Augsburg)
Artist:
Border by Hans Weiditz the Younger (German, Freiburg im Breisgau before 1500–ca. 1536 Strasbourg)
Date:
1516
Medium:
Woodcut; second state of three (Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/8 × 8 7/16 in. (32 × 21.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.125.2
Not on view
Standing, from left to right, are Joshua, King David, and Judah Maccabee, each fully armored and accompanied by their coat of arms. The architectural border was added by Weiditz and does not appear in the first state. From a series of six woodcuts each with groupings of three heroes or heroines.
The Three Jewish Heroes, from Heroes and Heroines

Inscription: above figures: DIE.DREI GVTEN IVDEN / JOSVE. REX.DAVIT. IVDAS.MACA= / =BEVS.;
at bottom right of scene: H.B
Vendor: William H. Schab
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," March 26, 2012–July 19, 2012.

Hollstein V.72.249 ii/iii; Bartsch VII.219.66; Dodgson II.102.173a
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