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Hans Weiditz, II, aka Master of Petrarch

German woodcutter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Probably the son of Hans Weiditz I; he may have been born in Freiburg im Breisgau. Although many scholars (Dodgson, Friedländer, Fraenger) agree that Hans Weiditz II and the Master of Petrarch are the same artist, there is still debate about this issue. Musper and Buchner, for example, distinguish two hands when contrasting work from Strasbourg with that from Augsburg.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500008857.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Hans Weiditz, II, aka Master of Petrarch:

Hans Weiditz II Spring, ca. 1532 Woodcut
Hans Weiditz II Saint Swearing an Oath, 16th century Woodcut
Hans Weiditz II St. Ulrich’s Battle, 1520 Woodcut
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