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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

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

1485, portfolio assembled 1929

Artist:

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)

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Erhard Reuwich

Title

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

Origin

Netherlands

Date

Original 1485

Medium

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

Dimensions

165 × 95 mm (image, recto); 145 × 72 mm (image, verso); 265 × 200 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

Reference Number

1938.86.32

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