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Sick man in bed with three figures
Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Bearded man reclining in bed, surrounded by three figures.
Woodcut appears to be a composite, with the three figures surrounding the sick man also appearing in Grüninger's Terence. On the far right is a woman, who appears in Grüninger's Terence with the title, DIS. A bearded, hooded man stands to the sick man's left, and a third figure stands at his bedside.--Cf. Schramm.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Original image in: Brunschwig, Hieronymus, approximately 1450-approximately 1512. Pestbuch (Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 19 Aug. 1500). ZDd 15 1500 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Drawing heavily on Heinrich Steinhowel’s 1473 treatise on the plague, Brunschwig’s Pestbuch describes the origin of the plague, its communication, symptoms, prophylaxis and treatment. A surgeon, Brunschwig had witnessed the plague of 1473. Many of the 23 woodcut illustrations are only loosely related to the text, consist of composites, and reappear throughout the text and in other works printed by Gruninger.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Grüninger, Johann, -1532?
1 print : woodcut
9 x 15 cm
“Sick man in bed with three figures,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/233.