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Manuscript

Manuscript

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    illumination on vellum

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Captain John Ball

  • Museum number:

    E.1123-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 71, box A

Physical description

Illustration of a man dressed in red and black 16th century costume, biting the blade of a halberd. He is standing in front of a house, with two women watching him from a window.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

illumination on vellum

Marks and inscriptions

Wo ich mein Feind selbst anewendt,
So sprech ich, dass GOtts Marter schendt,
Ich bin der Eisen Beisser Knecht,
Der weit und breit gross lob erfecht.
Gantz Land und Leut hab ich bezwungen,
Doch thu ichs fast nur mit der Zungen.
verse under illustration

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in, Width: 3.75 in

Object history note

This appears to be an illustration to a verse from Thomas Murner's 'Der Schelmen Zunft' (Rogues Guild).

Descriptive line

Cutting or page, probably from a Book of Trades or Characters, German, 19th century

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1925, London: Board of Education, 1926.

Materials

Vellum

Techniques

Illumination

Subjects depicted

Tankards; Halberds; Barrels

Categories

Manuscripts; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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