Tag Archives: Grotesque

Title Page for More’s “Utopia” by Hans Holbein the Younger

DescriptionEnglish: Title-page frame for Thomas More’s Utopia by Hans Holbein the Younger
Date1518
SourceDe optimo reip. statu, deque noua insula Vtopia (https://archive.org/details/deoptimoreipstat00more)
AuthorHans Holbein the Younger
This scalable frame can be used at any size. Holbein drew the most malicious-looking cherubs of the Renaissance.

Grotesque Headpiece with Cherubs Riding Half-Vegetable Dragons Backwards

DescriptionEnglish: Grotesque headpiece from the title page of Las Casas’ Brevissima relacion de la destruycion de las Indias, 1552
Date1552
SourceBrevissima relacion de la destruycio de las Indias (https://archive.org/details/breuissimarelaci00casa/page/n5/mode/2up)
AuthorAnonymous
This scalable ornament can be used at any size.