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The Knave of Acorns

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1546-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Oth, Clas (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand coloured woodcut

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased under the bequest of Capt, H.B. Murray

  • Museum number:

    E.991-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR33

Physical description

Hand coloured woodcut playing card showing a male figure in a wide-sleeved tunic with shoulder length hair holding an acorn symbol.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (probably, made)

Date

1546-1550 (made)

Artist/maker

Oth, Clas (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hand coloured woodcut

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm, Width: 4.8 cm

Descriptive line

Woodcut, with hand-applied wash. In the style of Clas Oth. Playing card, probably Nuremberg, 1546-1550.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jean Hamilton, Playing Cards in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1988, pp 8-9

Subjects depicted

Acorn

Categories

Playing cards & Tarot cards; Games; Prints; Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Printmaking techniques

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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