Exlibrises (bookplates)



Till Ulenspiegel

by Gennady Pugachevsky

81×90 mm, X6/8, 1997, op. # 91
owner (customer): B. Rath

Charles De Coster: Till Ulenspiegel. Clown and Owl

Till Eulenspiegel was a trickster who originated in the Middle Low German folklore.

He travelled through the Holy Roman Empire, especially Northern Germany, but also the Low Countries, Bohemia, and Italy. In the legend, he is presented as a trickster or fool who played practical jokes on his contemporaries. Although craftsmen are featured as the main victims of his pranks, neither the nobility nor the pope are exempt from being fooled by him.