24.6 cm x 19.6 cm (9 11/16 in. x 7 11/16 in.)
(Zurich, Switzerland, 1539 - 1591, Nuremberg, Germany)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Feyerabend was the leading publisher in Frankfurt during the third quarter of the century. A number of his editions were illustrated by Amman, along with the similarly talented Virgil Solis. His most curious and successful volume, Theatrum Diabolorum [The History of the Devil], is a collection of Protestant opinion about devils, their nature, and their work. It was first published in 1569, probably not coincidentally the year of this portrait.