Standard Bearer and Drummer

Sebald Beham German

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As the inscription along the right indicates, Beham created this print as a memorial to the Peasants' War that had occurred nineteen years earlier, a series of violent revolts in which 100,000 peasants were killed. While the Beham brothers often depicted peasants in a satirical way, these two, identified as "Farmer Concz" and "Klos Swineherd," are quite finely rendered.

Standard Bearer and Drummer, Sebald Beham (German, Nuremberg 1500–1550 Frankfurt), Engraving

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