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The Knight and Lansquenet

c. 1512
(German, 1480/85–after 1526)
Sheet: 27 x 18 cm (10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Geisberg 1497
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By 1509 color prints were successfully produced by printing the line block in black but using a second block to print the background color. Unprinted areas of white paper formed the highlights. Wechtlin’s The Knight and Lansquenet is a beautiful example of this technique.
The Knight and  Lansquenet

The Knight and Lansquenet

c. 1512

Hans Wechtlin

(German, 1480/85–after 1526)
Germany, 16th century

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