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Hans Ulrich Franck, Knight in Armor (1643)
This etching is part of a series of twenty-five images by the German Baroque artist Hans Ulrich Franck (1603-75). The series depicts the horrors of the Thirty Years War. This particular image shows a knight in armor chasing down three unarmed people who are trying to escape a town that has been plundered and set on fire (right background). Etching by Hans Ulrich Franck (c. 1595-1675), 1643.