(Circa) Print made by: Jörg Breu I. Published by: David de Negker. Block cut by: Jost de Negker. A Landsknecht holding a sword behind his neck; whole-length figure, looking to left. From a series of fifty woodcuts.
An engraving of Dante’s encounter with Lucifer/Satan at the end of the Inferno. Illustrators of Dante have given us a number of depictions of Dante’s fallen angel—a monstrous beast with multiple wings and three heads
Breakthrough. Changing Planes. 16th Century Woodcut. Artist Unknown. Postcard.
Octopus From Conrad Gessner’s Historia animalium this octopus engraving is a remarkably good likeness—except for the depiction of round, rather than slit-shaped, pupils—indicating the artist clearly did not draw from a live specimen.