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Hieronymus Hopfer

German printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Member of a family of etchers; he worked with his father and brother. All three placed their initials somewhere within the design on almost all of their prints (d.h., i.h., l.h.), adding a small device which might be a pinecone, from the coat of arms of the city of Augsburg, or a hop blossom, making a punning reference to the family name. In addition to printmaking, he and his brother also decorated armor. Lambert and Hieronymus moved to Nuremberg later in their careers.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500007846.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Hieronymus Hopfer:

Hieronymus Hopfer Rome Seated on Her Trophies, 16th century Etching
Hieronymus Hopfer The Emperor Charles V, 16th century Etching
Hieronymus Hopfer after Domenico Campagnola The Battle, 16th century Etching
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