German family of etchers. In 1497 (1) Daniel Hopfer married Justina Grimm (d between 1527 and 1530), sister of the publisher and humanist Sigismund Grimm (fl 1502–30; d by 1532). Daniel's sons Hieronymus Hopfer (fl 1520; d before 1550) and Lambert Hopfer (fl 1520–30) worked with him. Daniel produced more than 130 prints of various subjects for the popular market, Hieronymus 77 and Lambert 34. They placed their initials somewhere within the design on almost all of their prints (d.h., i.h., l.h.), adding a small device which might be a pinecone, from the coat of arms of the city of Augsburg, or a hop blossom, making a punning reference to the family name.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.