Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.

Ambrosius Holbein, after. A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. Hans Holbein the Younger, after. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three woodcuts by Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger. Late XVIII C.

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Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger (Germany,  1497/8 - 1543) is considered one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and he made a significant contribution to the history of book design. Holbein made ink drawings to margins of the personal copy of 1515/16 edition of 'The Praise of Folly' by  Desiderius Erasmus.
Artist:  Ambrosius Holbein (c. 1494 – c. 1519) was a German and later a Swiss artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking. He was the elder brother, by about three years, of Hans Holbein the Younger, but he appears to have died in his mid-twenties, leaving behind only a small body of work.
Engraverunsigned, attributed to Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger (Germany, 1755-1804), wood-engraver. He published works by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, August and Friedrich Schlegel, etc. There are identical engravings in our collection (i.e. WOP-734/WB-3) from the same edition signed by Unger.
Title:  A Donkey Sings to the Accompaniment of a Harp. "The Folly' as a professor of arts or sciences. A Theologian. Three illustrations from 'The Praise of Folly' by  Desiderius Erasmus
Titled, Dated, and Signed in plate: Collector's stamp AU in ink in Gothic script verso (not in Lugt).
Dimensions: 2" x 2 1/8"; 2" x 2"; 2" x 2 3/8". Sheet 2" x 6 1/2".
Publisher: possibly, Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Unger.
Date: Late XVIII C.

Materials and Techniques: tree woodcuts on paper, pasted to one support paper sheet.
Provenance: 
- Collection AU.
- The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.

ConditionThe signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Art Movements, Periods & SchoolsGerman School XVI C. German School XVIII C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and the catalog entry of a similar item from the British Museum collection.