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Man seated at fire by table with instruments

About This Item

Title

Man seated at fire by table with instruments

Subject

Equipment and Supplies
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Woodcut depicts a man seated on a stool by a fire with his left hand to his chest and right hand extended. Adjacent is a table of instruments. This is a composite piece consisting of two halves, which appear separately in Grüninger's Horatius (Horace. Works).--Cf. Schramm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Source

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.

Publisher

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

Date

1500

Contributor

Grüninger, Johann, -1532?

Identifier

ZDd_15_1500.7v

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

8 x 8 cm

Citation

“Man seated at fire by table with instruments,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/239.