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Turkish Atrocities in the Vienna Woods

Turkish Atrocities in the Vienna Woods

Erhard Schön (in circa 1530)

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    Dear Mathew, I think the text on our website, accompanying the object, might actually answer your question. Best, Rianne

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During the Siege of Vienna the countryside around the city was ravaged by pillage, arson and murder. Poignant illustrations like these, depicting the atrocities inflicted on women and children, were clearly playing to anti-Turkish feeling. This negative imagery confirmed and strengthened public fears. It may have been these prints Erasmus had in mind in 1530, when he warned against stirring up hatred against the Turks, 'for such amusements are common to all wars'.

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Title Turkish Atrocities in the Vienna Woods
Material and technique Woodcut, watercolour and letter press
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 307 mm
Width 195 mm
Artists Ontwerper: Erhard Schön
Tekstschrijver: Hans Sachs
Uitgever: Hans Guldenmund
Accession number MB 2010/2 H (PK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: Stichting Lucas van Leyden/Mondriaan Fonds/Vereniging Rembrandt/VSBfonds 2010
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 2010
Age artist Between 34 and 44 years old
Exhibitions Landsknechten en Turken (2009)
External exhibitions La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2012)
Als kunst je lief is (2018)
Material
Object
Technique
Letterpress > Manual > Relief printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Woodcut > Manual > Relief printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique

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Erhard Schön

Neurenberg ca. 1491 - Neurenberg 1542

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