Bewitched Groom, c. 1544

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Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1926expand_more  P.10,618

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Hans Baldung brings us to a crime scene. The place is a stable, and the groom has been knocked out cold. Did the horse level him with a blow from its hooves' Did the witch cast a spell' Is the unicorn shield a clue' And what does the pitchfork pointing to the artist’s monogram tell us' Is the artist the victim of magic, or perhaps the mastermind behind it' Baldung leaves the story open-ended, so we get to solve the mystery however we want.

Details
Title
Bewitched Groom
Artist Life
1484/85–1545
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.10,618
Provenance
Bernard Hausman (L.377); Frederick Keppel, 1925
Catalogue Raisonne
Yale 87 ii/ii; Hollstein 237 ii/ii
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