Sunday, October 26, 2008

Etching or engraving of "sabbat des sorciers 1613 From Tableav de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et demons Pierre de Lancresabbat des sorciers 1613 From Tableav de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et demons Pierre de Lancre" The following 6 pictures are details of this amazing print.













Gheyn der Jüngere: Sabbat et cuisine de sorcières, um 1700 - Hexensabbat und Hexenküche


Print made by Romeyn de Hooghe, from the series "Aesop In Europe" The Dance of the Club-Footed Witches at Tyburn. Published in Amsterdam, 1702.


Woodblock print by Bernard Zuber,, published in Maurice Garçon's La Vie Execrable de Guillemette Babin, Sorciere. Paris : H. Piazza, 1926. Page 28.


Woodblock print by Bernard Zuber,, published in Maurice Garçon's La Vie Execrable de Guillemette Babin, Sorciere. Paris : H. Piazza, 1926. Page 0.74.


Woodblock print by Bernard Zuber,, published in Maurice Garçon's La Vie Execrable de Guillemette Babin, Sorciere. Paris : H. Piazza, 1926. Page 0.96.


Woodblock print by Bernard Zuber,, published in Maurice Garçon's La Vie Execrable de Guillemette Babin, Sorciere. Paris : H. Piazza, 1926. Page 0.84.


Published by Ward and Downey, London. From "The Devil in Britain and America," 1896. The original artwork this is based on can be found above.


Printed by E.Curil J. Pemberton and W. Taylor, from "A complete history of magick, sorcery, and witchcraft" 1715-16

"A ship being confronted by a sea-devil(?), woodcut, 1720." I'm not sure what the connection this beast has to witchcraft, I wonder if it is itself a witch? If so then it is a very unique representation.
"Witches and devils dancing in a circle, woodcut, 1720."

"Witches giving babies to the devil, woodcut, 1720."
"A witch and a devil making a nail with which to make a boy lame, woodcut, 1720."
A white faced witch meeting a black faced witch with a great beast, woodcut, 1720."


Demons riding to the Sabbath. From Ulrich Molitor's Von den Unholden und Hexen. Constance, 1489.

6 comments:

Squilibrato said...

Ciao, complimenti per le immagini, con l'avvicinarsi di Samhain e complimenti per il blog.

Mr. Sean said...

This too! Fantastic collection of images. Good work.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff Aeron, perhaps one day you could do a post just on Romeyn de Hooghe? - I love his work, I wish I could get a big book on him, but I only find single images in history books, etc.
Paul Rumsey.

adsf said...

just wanted to let you know that your blog kinda makes my world go round. don't know where I'd be without monsters

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the first art posted Sunday, October 26, 2008, "Etching or engraving of "sabbath of witches Tableav From 1613 to the fickleness of bad angels and demons Stone Lancresabbat wizards Tableav From 1613 to the fickleness of bad angels and demons Stone Lancre"

It was partially used (xeroxed) for the cover of Malhavoc's 1986 demo cassette Age of the Dark Renaissance.
I think it was being negotiated for, for use on their debut (Shrine) but the art and album deal fell apart.
Thank you so much!
-Les

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