Woodcut by Georg Pencz, Nuremberg, circa 1535
Fine art replica giclée print © 2010 Allen Bjorkman
The Rabbit Hunters
Image Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Matted Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches
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Pencz was probably born in Westheim near Bad Windsheim/Franconia. He travelled to Nuremberg in 1523 and joined Albrecht Dürer’s atelier. Like Dürer, he visited Italy and was profoundly influenced by Venetian art; it is believed he worked with Marcantonio Raimondi. In 1525, he was imprisoned with the brothers Barthel Beham and Hans Sebald Beham, the so-called "godless painters", for spreading the radical views of Thomas Müntzer by asserting disbelief in baptism, Christ, and transubstantiation. The three were pardoned shortly afterwards and became part of the group known as the "Little Masters" because of their tiny, intricate, and influential prints.