(Known also as Scheuffelin, Schauffelein, and Scheyffelin).
A German wood engraver, pupil of Dürer, b. at Nuremburg in 1490; d. there in 1540. His best work was executed as an engraver, but he was besides an artist of some repute, and his pictures, to be studied in Nuremberg, Munich, Cassel, and Ulm, are worthy of attention and show clearly the Dürer influence and the Dürer sense of beauty. His drawing of drapery is particularly good. His etchings and engravings are marked with a curious rebus on his name, composed of his initials joined to a shovel. He was the author of the illustrations to the "Theuerdank" of the Emperor Maximilian, and prepared two important engravings for Ulrich Pindter's "Speculum Passionis." A series of his paintings in Munich represent scenes in connexion with Christ and His Mother, and the only fresco which he is said to have produced is in Nördlingen, a city of which he was made a magistrate in 1515 and in which he attained considerable prominence.
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