The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Youth with four arrow wounds

About This Item

Title

Youth with four arrow wounds

Subject

Wounds, Penetrating
Physicians
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

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.

Source

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.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1497

Contributor

Grüninger, Johann, -1532?

Identifier

ZEa_25.28r

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

17 x 14 cm

Citation

“Youth with four arrow wounds,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1724.