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HANS BURGKMAIR

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 817 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HANS BURGKMAIR or JOHN (1473—? 1531), German painter and engraver on wood, believed to have been a pupil of Albrecht Darer, was born at Augsburg. Professor Christ ascribes to him about 700 woodcuts, most of them distinguished by that spirit and freedom ' which we admire in the works of his supposed master. His principal work is the series of 135 prints representing the triumphs of the emperor Maximilian I. They are of large size, executed in chiaroscuro, from two blocks, and convey a high idea of his powers. Burgkmair was also an excellent painter in fresco and in distemper, specimens of which are in the galleries of Munich and Vienna, carefully and solidly finishedin the style of the old German school.
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