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Youth with four arrow wounds
Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
A young man sitting in a chair with four arrows lodged into his body. A teacher and two students stand looking at him, and a landscape and town can be seen through the windows in the background.--Cf. Schramm.
A composite image, with the left side also appearing in other prints from Grüninger.
Title from Schramm.
Original Image in: Brunschwig, Hieronymus, approximately 1450-approximately 1512. Buch der Cirurgia (Strasbourg : Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 1497). ZEa 25 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Buch der Cirurgia, Hieronymus Brunschwig's handbook of surgery, was first printed in 1497 by Johann Grüninger. The work was intended for aspiring barbers and surgeons, and includes compiled knowledge of past surgeons along with the experiences of Brunschwig himself. Many of the woodcut illustrations are only loosely related to the text, consist of composites, and reappear throughout the text and in other works printed by Grüninger.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Grüninger, Johann, -1532?
1 print : woodcut
17 x 14 cm
“Youth with four arrow wounds,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1724.