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Göttlicher Schriftmessiger, woldennckwürdiger Traum, welchen der Hochlöbliche...Churfürst Friedrich zu Sachsen...3 mal nacheinander gehabt...

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1914,0209.20

  • Title (object)

    • Göttlicher Schriftmessiger, woldennckwürdiger Traum, welchen der Hochlöbliche...Churfürst Friedrich zu Sachsen...3 mal nacheinander gehabt...
  • Description

    A broadside on the centenary of the German Reformation and a prophetic dream of Friedrich III of Saxony on Luther's posting of the 95 Theses in Wittenberg; showing on the left Martin Luther writing with a large pen on a church door, the end of his pen poking through the ears of a lion, knocking off the tiara of Pope Leo X; with engraved German and Latin title and text above and below, and extensive lettering throughout the image with quotations from the Bible, and identifying key figures (missing the letterpress text in German and Latin, 1617).

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1617
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 314 millimetres
    • Width: 382 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed lower right in the plate: 'CGrahle scupsi fc.'
  • Curator's comments

    For a woodcut version of the same composition and full commentary, see 1880,0710.299.

  • Bibliography

    • Harms II.126 (cf (woodcut version)) bibliographic details
    • Paas P273 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Broadsides German 1617 Imp

  • Exhibition history

    2010 Sept - December, BM, History of the World
    2016/7-2019 History of the World in 100 objects, world tour

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    18 March 2009

    Treatment proposal

    Surface clean edges. Repair. Mount.

    Condition

    Unmounted. Folds, creases, turnovers. Lot of edge tears and some small losses. Some old repairs on verso. Ingrained dirt. Some stains.

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned edges using a sliver of Staedtler plastic eraser and soft Japanese brush. Edge damage supported with Japanese tissue and infills with a similar old European paper, and what starch adhesive. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed under glass. Mounted into an overthrow 3ply Royal mount using Heritage conservation board and hinged to backboard using Japanese paper hinges and Culminal adhesive (non-ionic cellulose ether).

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  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Posting of the 95 Theses
      31 October 1517
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1914

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1914,0209.20

A broadside on the centenary of the German Reformation and a prophetic dream of Friedrich III of Saxony on Luther's posting of the 95 Theses in Wittenberg; with an engraving showing on the left Martin Luther writing with a large pen on a church door, the end of his pen poking through the ears of a lion, knocking off the tiara of Pope Leo X; with engraved German and Latin title and text, wanting letterpress text in German and Latin. (n.p.: 1617)

A broadside on the centenary of the German Reformation and a prophetic dream of Friedrich III of Saxony on Luther's posting of the 95 Theses in Wittenberg; with an engraving showing on the left Martin Luther writing with a large pen on a church door, the end of his pen poking through the ears of a lion, knocking off the tiara of Pope Leo X; with engraved German and Latin title and text, wanting letterpress text in German and Latin. (n.p.: 1617)

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