Nieuwsbrief
Winter 2009
December 2009

Mercenaries and Turks

Until 7 March 2010 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is exhibiting two unusual coloured sets of woodcuts from the German Renaissance in the Print Room. They are a recovered treasure that was lost for decades.

Erhard Schön, Turkish Soldier on a Dromedary, c. 1530, Woodcut, coloured with watercolour, 31 x 20 cm, Private collection
Erhard Schön, Turkish Soldier on a Dromedary, c. 1530, Woodcut, coloured with watercolour, 31 x 20 cm, Private collection

Until 7 March 2010

One set portrays Swiss and German mercenaries in colourful costumes. The other is of great cultural-historical importance and shows exotically clad Turkish soldiers riding horses and camels. The prints date from around 1530. This work illustrates the unprecedented growth of printing during the German Renaissance.

The set of lansquenets is full of colour. The set with exotically dressed Turkish soldiers is of great cultural-historical value. The two sets were once part of the collection of the rulers of Liechtenstein. Many prints went missing over the years, but after decades this selection is now recovered. They are being shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

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