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Grindtliche weis[säg]ung Vom Heidel:[berg]er Vermelt...

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  • Title (object)

    • Grindtliche weis[säg]ung Vom Heidel:[berg]er Vermelt...
  • Description

    A broadside with a rebus, satirising in form of a gypsy's prophecy Frederick V's defeat at the White Mountain and his subsequent flight; with an etching showing a gypsy woman reading Frederick's hand, and with engraved title and dialogue text in which various words have been replaced by etched symbols.(n.p.:[1621])


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1621
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 252 millimetres
    • Width: 172 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        The rebus is signed MST
  • Curator's comments

    Lit.: W. A. Coupe, The German illustrated broadsheet in the seveteenth century (Baden-Baden, 1966-7), pl. 116.

  • Bibliography

    • Harms 1985 continuing IV.116.c bibliographic details
    • Paas 1985 continuing P751 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Broadsides German 1621 Imp)

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Battle of the White Mountain
      8 November 1620
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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