Question. Aunswere [kinship riddle print].

Format
Visual material
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : For Andrew Maunsell, [circa 1580].
Description
1 sheet : woodcut ; 38 x 28 cm

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Summary note
Woodcut with letterpress text. In the foreground is a balcony or courtyard with a low wall and decorative floor. On the left a traveler in slashed velvet breeches and jerkin, cape draped over his left arm, approaches a lady holding a carnation in her left hand and pointing up with her right. In her lap sleeps an elderly gentleman in a robe, fur collar and hat. In the background, on the hill beyond the wall, two fashionably dressed men and a boy converse before a four-towered castle, which is between two text cartouches.
Notes
Princeton copy 1 with watermark, a flower above a cuffed, open-palmed left hand (like Briquet Stevenson 11360; 81 x 32 mm.; Scotland 1568, Silly-le-Long 1566).
Binding note
Princeton copy 1 encased in frame stamped in gilt: "elbel libro 2024" with black leather slipcase by Ben Elbel, created in 2024.
Provenance
Princeton copy 1 From the collection of Belgian poet Georges Mogin (1898-1990, pseudonym Géo Norge).
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