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The Peasants' Brawl

Artist:
Sebald Beham (German, Nuremberg 1500–1550 Frankfurt)
Date:
1531–50
Medium:
Engraving; second state of two (Pauli)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 1 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (4.8 x 7.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Anne and Carl Stern Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.662.5
Not on view
Five standing figures engage in a sword fight, while a kneeling female figure at the center attempts to separate a pair of fighting peasants. Below her, two male figures crouch on the ground.
Signature: HSB [monogram of the artist: S inside H]

Inscription: On banderole, at top center: 'HAUST DU MICH SO STICH ICH DICH'; at lower left: HSB
Vendor: Emil Hirsch
Pauli, 176 ii/ii; Bartsch, VIII.184.165; Hollstein, III.97.176 ii/ii
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