Ludwig Bechstein

Bechstein, the frog swim school
Bechstein, frog swim school
Der Todtentanz, ein Gedicht
Bechstein, Der Todtentanz, ein Gedicht

L udwig Bechstein (1801-1860) was a prolific author and illustrator, although most of his drawings were aimed at children. He illustrated several fairy tales and made other kiddie cartoons like the "frog swim school" to the left.

However, in 1831 it was neither fairy tales nor frogs that occupied him, when he published "Der Todtentanz, ein Gedicht". The book consisted of 200 pages of text with 49 copperplates. Bechstein's faithful outlines were engraved in copper by Johann Gottlieb Abraham Frenzel (1782-1855).

Bechstein's outlines are delicate and most be viewed in full size. This is definitely not a book you will enjoy on Google books.

Resources

Title
Bechstein holbein-bechstein.htm: Title
Creation
Bechstein 1831: Creation
The Fall
Bechstein 1831: The Fall
Expulsion
Bechstein 1831: Expulsion
After the Fall
Bechstein 1831: After the Fall
Bones of All Men
Bechstein 1831: Bones of All Men
The Pope
Bechstein 1831: The Pope
Emperor
Bechstein 1831: Emperor
King
Bechstein 1831: King
Cardinal
Bechstein 1831: Cardinal
Empress
Bechstein 1831: Empress
Queen
Bechstein 1831: Queen
Bishop
Bechstein 1831: Bishop
Duke
Bechstein 1831: Duke
Abbot
Bechstein 1831: Abbot
Abbess
Bechstein 1831: Abbess
Nobleman
Bechstein 1831: Nobleman
Canon
Bechstein 1831: Canon
Judge
Bechstein 1831: Judge
Lawyer
Bechstein 1831: Lawyer
Senator
Bechstein 1831: Senator
Preacher
Bechstein 1831: Preacher
Priest
Bechstein 1831: Priest
Monk
Bechstein 1831: Monk
Nun
Bechstein 1831: Nun
Old woman
Bechstein 1831: Old woman
Physician
Bechstein 1831: Physician
Astrologer
Bechstein 1831: Astrologer
Rich man
Bechstein 1831: Rich man
Merchant
Bechstein 1831: Merchant
Sailor
Bechstein 1831: Sailor
Knight
Bechstein 1831: Knight
Count
Bechstein 1831: Count
Old man
Bechstein 1831: Old man
Countess
Bechstein 1831: Countess
Noblewoman
Bechstein 1831: Noblewoman
Duchess
Bechstein 1831: Duchess
Peddler
Bechstein 1831: Peddler
Peasant
Bechstein 1831: Peasant
Child
Bechstein 1831: Child
Judgement Day
Bechstein 1831: Judgement Day
The escutcheon
Bechstein 1831: The escutcheon
Soldier
Bechstein 1831: Soldier
Waggoner
Bechstein 1831: Waggoner
Gambler
Bechstein 1831: Gambler
Robber
Bechstein 1831: Robber
Blind man
Bechstein 1831: Blind man
Beggar
Bechstein 1831: Beggar
Drunkard
Bechstein 1831: Drunkard
Fool
Bechstein 1831: Fool

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