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Artistic period 1501 to 1550




ca. 1500 (Fulda)


1554 (Erfurt)


Hans Brosamer (* 1495 in Fulda; † 1554 in Erfurt) was a German painter, engraver, form cutter and draughtsman.

Hans Brosamer stayed in Nuremberg from 1519 to 1529, where he painted portraits of Nuremberg citizens. Around 1536 to 1550 he lived at the royal court in Fulda, later in Erfurt.

He belonged to the school of Lucas Cranach the Elder, but was also influenced by Albrecht Dürer. Numerous copper engravings and woodcuts by Brosamer are known, which appeared in many printed works of that time. Luther's Wittenberg Bible from 1550 is to be mentioned here. He also published an "art booklet" in woodcut, which contains models for goldsmiths. Paintings by Brosamer are rare. He signed mostly with the monogram "HB".