Thistle (recto) and Thistle buds (verso) from Gart Der Gesundheit (also called Hortus sanitatis, or Garden of Health), Plate 32 from Woodcuts from Books of the 15th Century
1485, portfolio assembled 1929
Attributed to Erhard Reuwich (Dutch, c. 1455–c. 1490) printed and published by Peter Schöffer (German, c. 1425–c. 1503) original text by Johann Wonnecke von Cube (German, c. 1430–1503) portfolio text by Wilhelm Ludwig Schreiber (German, 1855–1932)
Woodcut in black with hand-colored additions and letterpress in black with rubrication (recto and verso) on cream laid paper, tipped onto cream wove paper mat
165 × 95 mm (image, recto); 145 × 72 mm (image, verso); 265 × 200 mm (sheet)
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