Sigmund Feyerabend

Sigmund Feyerabend (1528– 22 April 1590) was a bookseller and publisher at Frankfort. To him are attributed the woodcuts from the designs of Virgil Solis in a German Bible printed at Frankfort in 1561, and the portraits of the Doges of Venice in Kellner's Chronica, also printed at Frankfort in 1574. He died in 1590. He signed his cuts with SF or a monogram. Several of his relations also were wood-engravers, and one of them, M. Feyerabend, who worked about 1578, executed several figures after Melchior Lorch.

Sigmund Feyerabend
Sigmund Feyerabend.jpg
Contemporary portrait of Feyerabend
Died22 April 1590(1590-04-22) (aged 61–62)
Known forBooks
MovementNorthern Renaissance
Printers mark from Feyerabend, 1568
Title page of the 1590 edition of the Heldenbuch, illustrated by Virgil Solis and Jost Amman

His business was highly successful, but his son-in-law, Kuno Wiederhold, married to Katharina Maria Feyerabend, incurred heavy debts, leaving little for the younger, minor son, Karl Sigmund Feyerabend (+ 15 Jul 1609).[1]


  1. ^ Pallmann: Sigmund Feyerabend, sein Leben und seine geschäftlichen Verbindungen; Frankfurt am Main, 1881 p.62 (Archiv für Prankfurts Geschichte und Kunst)


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Feyerabend, Sigmund". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). Vol. I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.