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Three Ages of Woman and Death Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Three Ages of Woman and Death

Adam and Eve Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Adam and Eve

Venus and Amor Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Venus and Amor

The Virgin as queen of heaven suckling the infant Christ Print by Hans Baldung Grien

The Virgin as queen of heaven suckling the infant Christ

The Crucifixion of Christ Print by Hans Baldung Grien

The Crucifixion of Christ

The Trinity and Mystic Pieta Print by Hans Baldung Grien

The Trinity and Mystic Pieta

Mercury Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Mercury

Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos

Portrait of a Woman Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Portrait of a Woman

Eve Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Eve

Adam Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Adam

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Adam and Eve

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Adoration of the Magi

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Lamentation of Christ

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Christ as the Gardener ( Noli me tangere )

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Death and the Maiden ( The death and lust )

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The Youth ( The Three Graces )

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The ages and death

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Three kings altar : St. George and St. Agnes

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Woman with Cat ( Allegory of Music ? )

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Woman with mirror and snake (Vanitas ? )

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Nativity

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Nativity

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Hercules and Antaeus

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Holy Family outdoors ( Rest on the Flight )

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Holy Family in the chamber with five angels

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Madonna in the grape arbor

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Madonna with the Parrot

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Mucius Scaevola before Porsena

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Portrait of Count Ludwig zu Löwenstein

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Portrait of a Bearded Man

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Pyramus and Thisbe

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Sebastian Altar: The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

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Death and woman

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Two Witches

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Venus and Amor

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Adam

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Eve

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The Trinity and Mystic Pieta

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Portrait of a Woman

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The Virgin as queen of heaven suckling the infant Christ

Drawings

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Veronica from Andlau and nuns

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Akelei, Blütenstengel

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Akeleistaude

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Coat of arms

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On the ground, seated , half nude female

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On the ground, seated female nude

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Adoration of the Magi

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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View of Strasbourg

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Hand study

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Lamentation of Christ

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Blue cornflower, flower stalks

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View of a river valley

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Castle Weinsberg

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Lamentation of Christ

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Nativity

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Nativity

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Christ on the Cross

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Christ on the Cross

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Christ and Doubting Thomas

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Head of Christ

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The shot on the dead father , Tondo

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The shot on the dead father , Tondo , Detail: The dead and the judge

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Death

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The drunken Bacchus

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Die Deutschordens-Veste Hornbeck am Neckar

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Prostitute and lover on a bench

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Three castles of Alsace

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Three heads in profile

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Lovebird

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Lovebird , sitting on bar

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Fine wine , Tendril

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Fine wine , Tendril

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Alsatian castle

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Alsatian castle ( Dabo ? )

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Beheading of St. Barbara

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Eve

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Standard-bearer

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Coat of arms

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Foot Studies

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Gamba , with bow

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Mountains above plane

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Wood

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Hand study

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Hand study

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Hand study

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Hand study

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Hand study

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Hercules as the winner over Antaeus

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Hercules at Omphale at the distaff

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Hercules with bow

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Witches Sabbath I

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Witches Sabbath II

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St. Bartholomew

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St. Christopher

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St. Christopher

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St. Jude Thaddeus

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St. Catherine in the landscape

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St. Nicholas

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St. Sebastian

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Hl. Sippe, Szene: Anna selbdritt mit Joachim und Joseph

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Young female figure playing lute

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Centaur with a boy

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Small castle

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Monastery church Maursmünster , seen from the southwest , detail of a sketch sheet

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Head of Saturn

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Head of a Lioness

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Head of an old man

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Head of an old man with beard

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Head of an elderly man in profile

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Head of an apostle

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Head of an apostle

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Head of a bearded old man with lowered eyes

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Head of a bearded man

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Head of a dromedary

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Head of an old man with beard in profile

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Head of a child

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Head of a Landsknecht with cap

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Head of a girl

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Head of a girl

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Head of a girl

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Head of a girl with lowered eyes

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Head of a girl with a collar

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Head of a man with curly hair and chin beard

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Head of Mary with lowered eyes

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Heads of three young women

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Head study for Antaeus

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Crucifixion of Christ , Tondo

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Crowning Godfather

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Landsknecht with shouldered lance

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Landsknecht and death

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Reading Maria

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Lucretia

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Lucretia

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Male ideal head

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Maria Egyptiaca, hovering in the air

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Mary with Jesus Child

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Maria lactans

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Maria lactans

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Madonna and Child

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Mary with child, crowned by an angel

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Death of the Virgin

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Common daisy

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Mater dolerosa, fragment

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Maximilian prayer book

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Maximilian prayer book

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Maximilian prayer book

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Maximilian prayer book

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Maximilian prayer book

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Maximilian prayer book

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Maximilian prayer book

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Maximilian prayer book

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mint

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Crescent Moon

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Crescent Madonna and St. Barbara

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Crescent Moon

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Nude woman with putto

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parrot

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Parrot, sitting on the ground

Passion of Christ

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Armor study

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Design

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Phyllis and Aristotle

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Nicolaus Kniebs

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Portrait of the margrave Christoph von Baden

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Caspar Hedio

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Portrait of a praying woman

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Portrait of a citizen woman

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Portrait of a young woman in profile

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Portrait of a young woman

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Portrait of a beardless man

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Portrait of a praying man

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Portrait of a boy

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Portrait of a boy

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Portrait of a man

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Emperor Charles V

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Portrait of Emperor Maximilian I.

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Albrecht of Brandenburg

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Profile portrait of a beardless gentleman

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Ranukelstaude with grasses

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Rhodes

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Rhodes

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Rhodes

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Rhodes

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Rhodes

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Bovine head

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Armor study

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Veltin of Andlau and relatives

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Stable Boy

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Resting nude love couple

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Round disc for a saddler

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Salomonsiegel, flower stem

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Thief on the cross

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Sharp buttercup

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Cowslip

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Seal

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Self portrait

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Self portrait at the age of 49 years

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Sitting lion with gossip

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Men's head with protruding hair

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Men's head with protruding hair

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Standing witch with monster

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Standing Apostle, praying

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Man of Sorrow and founders

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Old woman

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Study for a Unicorn

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Study for St. Stephan: Arm

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Study for St. Stephan: Robes Study

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Study for St. Stephan: Robes Study

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Study for St. Stephen: Head

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Study for St. Stephan: Upper body

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Armor study

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Study about a boy, about one year old, head

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Study about a boy, about one year old, head

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Study of a boy, about one year old, lower body

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Study of a boy, about one year old, lower body

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Study sheet

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Study sheet

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Study sheet

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Study sheet for armor

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Study sheet for armor

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Study sheet: Folded hands

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Study sheet

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Study sheet: Head of a girl

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Study sheet: Head of a girl

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Study sheet: Head of a girl

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Study sheet: Head of a girl

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Study sheet: Heads

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Study sheet: Heads and death

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Heads in profile

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Study sheet with five men's heads

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Study sheet with horse head

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Study sheet with horse head

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Study sheet with horse head

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Study sheet with four heads in profile

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Coat of arms

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Death and wife

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Judgment of Paris

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Venus with apple

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Transfiguration of Christ on the Mount Tabor

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Four fighting stallions

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Viola

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Preliminary drawing for a window pane

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Wild berries

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

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Water castle

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Water castle

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Female allegorical figure (Fortuna?)

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Fides

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Vanitas

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Female ideal head

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Goatbuck

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Two fighting nude men

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Two profile heads

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Two profile heads

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Swabian castles

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Two fighting riders

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Three Ages of Woman and Death Print by Hans Baldung Grien

Three Ages of Woman and Death

Hans Baldung Grien or Grün[1] (c. 1484 – September 1545) was a German artist in painting and printmaking who was considered the most gifted student of Albrecht Dürer. Throughout his lifetime, Baldung developed a distinctive style, full of color, expression and imagination. His talents were varied, and he produced a great and extensive variety of work including portraits, woodcuts, altarpieces, drawings, tapestries, allegories and mythological motifs.

Early life

Hans Baldung was born in Swabia, Germany in the year 1484 to a family of intellectuals, academics and professionals. His father was a lawyer and his uncle was a doctor, and many other of his family members maintained professional degrees. In fact, Baldung was the first male in his family not to attend university but was one of the first German artists to come from an academic family. His earliest training as an artist began around 1500 in the Upper Rhineland by an artist from Strasbourg.


Life as a student of Dürer
Crucifixion

Beginning in 1503, Baldung was an apprentice for the most well renowned German artist of the day: Albrecht Dürer. Here, he was given his nickname “Grien.” This name foremost comes from his preference to the color green, because he usually wore green clothes. He got this nickname also to distinguish him from the two other Hans’ in the apprenticeship, Hans Schäufelein and Hans Suess von Kulmbach. He later included it in his monogram, and it has also been suggested that it came from "grienhals", a German word for witch. Hans quickly picked up Dürer's influence and style, and they became good friends. In his later trip to the Netherlands in 1521 Dürer's diary shows that he took with him and sold prints by Baldung. On Dürer's death Baldung was sent a lock of his hair, which suggests a close friendship. Near the end of his apprenticeship, Grien oversaw the production of stained glass, woodcuts and engravings, and therefore developed an affinity for them.


Strasbourg

In 1509, when Baldung’s apprenticeship was complete, he moved back to Strasbourg and became a citizen there. He became the celebrity of the town, and was commissioned to make lots of art. The following year he married Margarethe Herlin, joined the guild "zur Steltz", opened a workshop, and began signing his works with the HGB monogram that he used for the rest of his career. His style also became much more mannerist. He loved it there.


Witchcraft and Religious Imagery
The Trinity and Mystic Pietà

In addition to traditional, religious subjects, Baldung was concerned during these years with the profane theme of the imminence of death and with scenes of sorcery and witchcraft. He was responsible for introducing supernatural and erotic themes into German art. He often depicted witches, also a local interest: Strasbourg's humanists studied witchcraft and its bishop was charged with ferreting out witches. His most characteristic paintings are fairly small in scale; a series of puzzling, often erotic allegories and mythological works. The number of Hans Baldung's religious works diminished with the Protestant Reformation's discouragement of idolatry. But earlier, around the same time that he produced Adam and Eve, the artist became interested in themes related to death, the supernatural, witchcraft and sorcery. That Mankind's mortality became a subject for Baldung was not unusual. Baldung’s fascination with witchcraft lasted well into the end of his career.


Work
Painting
Throughout his life, Baldung painted numerous portraits, known for their sharp characterizations.

Throughout his life, Baldung painted numerous portraits, known for their sharp characterizations. While Dürer rigorously details his models, Baldung's style differs by focusing more on the personality of the represented character, an abstract conception of the model's state of mind. Baldung settled eventually in Strasbourg and then to Freiburg im Breisgau, where he executed what is known as his masterpiece. Here in painted an eleven-panel altarpiece for the Freiburg Cathedral, still intact today, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin, including, The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity, The Flight into Egypt, The Crucifixion, Four Saints and The Donators. These depictions were a large part of the artist’s greater body of work containing several renowned pieces of the Virgin.

The earliest pictures assigned to him by some are altar-pieces with the monogram H. B. interlaced, and the date of 1496, in the monastery chapel of Lichtenthal near Baden-Baden. Another early work is a portrait of the emperor Maximilian, drawn in 1501 on a leaf of a sketch-book now in the print-room at Karlsruhe. "The Martyrdom of St Sebastian and the Epiphany" (now Berlin, 1507), were painted for the market-church of Halle in Saxony.

Baldung's prints, though Düreresque, are very individual in style, and often in subject. They show little direct Italian influence. His paintings are less important than his prints. He worked mainly in woodcut, although he made six engravings, one very fine. He joined in the fashion for chiaroscuro woodcuts, adding a tone block to a woodcut of 1510. Most of his hundreds of woodcuts were commissioned for books, as was usual at the time; his "single-leaf" woodcuts (i.e. prints not for book illustration) are fewer than 100, though no two catalogues agree as to the exact number.

Unconventional as a draughtsman, his treatment of human form is often exaggerated and eccentric (hence his linkage, in the art historical literature, with European Mannerism), whilst his ornamental style—profuse, eclectic, and akin to the self-consciously "German" strain of contemporary limewood sculptors—is equally distinctive. Though Baldung has been commonly called the Correggio of the north, his compositions are a curious medley of glaring and heterogeneous colours, in which pure black is contrasted with pale yellow, dirty grey, impure red and glowing green. Flesh is a mere glaze under which the features are indicated by lines. (1911)

His works are notable for their individualistic departure from the Renaissance composure of his model, Dürer, for the wild and fantastic strength that some of them display, and for their remarkable themes. In the field of painting, his Eve, the Serpent and Death (National Gallery of Canada) shows his strengths well. There is special force in the "Death and the Maiden" panel of 1517 (Basel), in the "Weather Witches" (Frankfurt), in the monumental panels of "Adam" and "Eve" (Madrid), and in his many powerful portraits. Baldung's most sustained effort is the altarpiece of Freiburg, where the Coronation of the Virgin, and the Twelve Apostles, the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity and Flight into Egypt, and the Crucifixion, with portraits of donors, are executed with some of that fanciful power that Martin Schongauer bequeathed to the Swabian school.

As a portrait painter he is well known. He drew Charles V, as well as Maximilian; and his bust of Margrave Philip in the Munich Gallery tells us that he was connected with the reigning family of Baden as early as 1514. At a later period he had sittings with Margrave Christopher of Baden, Ottilia his wife, and all their children, and the picture containing these portraits is still in the gallery at Karlsruhe. Like Dürer and Cranach, Baldung supported the Protestant Reformation. He was present at the diet of Augsburg in 1518, and one of his woodcuts represents Luther in quasi-saintly guise, under the protection of (or being inspired by) the Holy Spirit, which hovers over him in the shape of a dove.


Selected works
Hans Baldung - Mater Dolorosa (detail)

Two altar wings (Charles the Great, St. George), Augsburg, State Gallery.
The birth Christ, Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, 1510
The crucifixion of Christ, Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, 1512
Death and the Maiden, Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, 1517
The crucifixion of Christ, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, 1512
The Lamentation of Christ, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, 1516
Pyramus and Thisbe, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, around 1530
The Mass of St. Gregory, Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1511
Christ as a gardener, Darmstadt, Hessen State Museum, 1539
The Adoration of the Magi, Dessau, Anhalt Art Gallery, 1510
Adam and Eva, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi - Uffizi
Frankfurt am Main, Städel The Baptism of Christ . 1518
Portrait of a youth, Hampton Court, Royal Collection 1509
The unlikely couple, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, 1527
Portrait of a man, London, National Gallery, 1514
The Three Ages of Man and Death, Museo del Prado, Madrid
The Holy Trinity, London, National Gallery, 1512
Venus with Cupid, Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, 1525
Phyllis and Aristotle, Paris, Louvre . 1503
Stockholm, National Museum Mercury as a planet God . for 1530-1540
Vienna, Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts The Rest on the Flight into Egypt . 1513

References

"Grün, Hans Baldung", in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. XI. 1880.

Sources

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Grün". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Bartrum, Giulia, German Renaissance Prints, 1490–1550 (London, British Museum Press, 1995), ISBN 0-7141-2604-7
Koerner, Joseph, The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1993), ISBN 0-226-44999-8
Sibylle Weber am Bach, Hans Baldung Grien (1484/85-1545). Marienbilder in der Reformation (Regensburg, Schnell & Steiner, 2006) (Studien zur christlichen Kunst, 6).

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