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Zum Wein Wolt Wir Laufen


An engraving depicting a woman at market.  The english translation of the title is "We Will Run to Buy Wine."  The woman is holding a rake in one hand and turnips, or some other type of root vegetable, in the other.  A jug, a basket holding produce, and a butter churn sit near her feet.  One of a pair of prints by Beham.  The other is "Deten Wir Verkaufen" or "In Case We Should Sell" (A1959.6.5).

Hans Sebold Beham was born in Nuremburg where he worked until after the Peasant Revolt when he was banished to Frankfurt. He was chiefly an engraver (he left less than 20 etchings, done between 1519-20 shortly after Durer's experiments) and one of the best of the so-called Little Masters who followed Durer. The major interest of this group was, however, in the minor arts. Consisting chiefly of small designs of cotumes, goldsmith's work and ornament. Among these was his brother Barthel (1502-40) who worked in Munich and Italy, and Albrecht Altdorfer of Regensburg, considered the most important one.

Artist: Hans Sebald Beham (1500 - 1550)

Title: Zum Wein Wolt Wir Laufen

Medium: Engraving on paper

Dates: 1532 - 1550

Dimensions: 2 in. x 2 in.

Signature/Inscription: HBS; In plate - Upper right

Culture: German

Accession Number: A1959.6.6

Credit: Gift of Henry Schnakenberg in Memory of Daniel Schnakenberg

Tags: 16th century, beham, engraving, german, market, print, works on paper