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  • Place of origin:

    Augsburg (etched)
    Nuremberg (?, printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1520 (etched)
    late 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hopfer, Daniel (etcher)
    Funck, David, born 1642 - died 1705 (printed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 37

Physical description

Death and the Devil attack two women who are looking in a hand-held mirror. Death holds a skull and an hour glass. Another demon stands on the Devil's head brandishing a spear and another flies above the women. The women are expensively dressed in contemporary costume, head-dresses and jewellery and stand in front of a dressing table with bottles and pots.

Place of Origin

Augsburg (etched)
Nuremberg (?, printed)


ca. 1520 (etched)
late 17th century (printed)


Hopfer, Daniel (etcher)
Funck, David, born 1642 - died 1705 (printed)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed on the plate

inscribed on the plate


Height: 15.4 cm, Width: 22.7 cm

Object history note

Plate subsequently owned by David Funck, a Nuremberg bookseller (1642-1705) and distant relative of Daniel Hopfer, who numbered the plates and reprinted these under the title Operae Hopferianae

Descriptive line

Death and the Devil attacking two women who are looking in a mirror by Daniel Hopfer (ca 1470-1536); etching

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Funck, David. Operae Hopferianae. Nuremberg.

Production Note

David Funck, who live din Nuremberg, acquired Daniel Hopfer's etched plates after his death, adding a number to each plate


Ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Headdresses; Costume; Skull; Hour-glass; Spear; Dressing tables; Hand-mirrors; Cosmetics; Women; Memento Mori; Jewellery; Devils




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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