Sunday, 16 February 2014

Peasant woodcut.

In this piece, Sluyterman carves the image of a German Peasant, from around 1525. The peasant holds the Bundschuh banner of the peasant armies, and gives the Peasant salute with his right hand.

The quotation is from a poem by Gottfried August Bürger - and translates into English as' Who can not die for Freedom,   deserves (is worth) to be in chains'.

Gottfried August Bürger

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