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Woodcut - Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte depicti
  • Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte depicti
    Amman, Jost, born 1539 - died 1591
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Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte depicti

  • Object:

    Woodcut

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1577 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Amman, Jost, born 1539 - died 1591 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut, coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.54

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 46

Physical description

Woodcut, coloured by hand, depicting a Turkish harlot or courtesan with very long fair hair in curls. She is holding a small posy of flowers. Lettered with title in Latin, a descriptive verse in German, and numbered.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1577 (made)

Artist/maker

Amman, Jost, born 1539 - died 1591 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut, coloured by hand

Dimensions

Height: 21.1 cm, Width: 16.9 cm

Descriptive line

Illustration by Jost Amman depicting a 'Turkish harlot' from a set of 219 woodcuts entitled 'Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte depicti'. German School, 1577.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing; Woodcut; Colouring

Subjects depicted

Prostitute; Courtesan; Portrait; Posy

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Woodcuts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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