Theuerdank Escapes Being Burnt as He Sleeps, from Der Theuerdank

Leonhard Beck, German, 1480 - 1542


about 1517 - 1519

Woodcut on paper

Sheet: 6 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (15.9 × 13.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund, the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund, and the Stephen and Constance Spahn "63 Acquisition Fund



Johann Schönsperger, Augsburg


Place Made: Germany, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Reverse, inscribed, in colored pencil, lower center: 6[9]628; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower center: Theuerdank 73; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, lower center: K. KUPPERSTICH SAMMLUNG [above Royal Coat of Arms of Bavaria] [Lugt.1613]; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in black ink, lower center: [unidentified] [stamp illegible due to stamp over it]; Watermark, center: [Crown] [indistinct] [unidentified]

Course History

GERM 10.06, A Visual History of Germany, Heidi Denzel, Winter 2022


Graphische Sammlung, Munich [Lugt 1613]; Carolyn Bullard Fine Prints and Drawings, Dallas, Texas; sold to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

New Hollstein (German) 323 (Leonhard Beck); Hollstein 7; Dodgson 1903, 1911 II.124.3.41a (Illustration no.73); Bartsch VII.272.132 (As Schäufelein)

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