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Jesus disputing with the doctors in the temple; Christ Child is seated on an elevated chair to the right, surrounded by five scholars; outside to the left stand the Virgin and St Joseph. 1457
Woodcut with hand-colouring
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Height: 88 millimetres (outer borderline)
Width: 67 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of a Passion series, consisting of 28 cuts (all extant at the BM). Most of the cuts have MS. on the verso. The provenance of the series is not known, beyond the statement in the register that they were 'cut from a manuscript found in Mr Bindon Blood's collection', before being acquired by the BM. This must have been sold as part of his library, not his print collection.
The date of production is ascertained due to the inscription on the third plate of the series (Schreiber 174).
Dodgson notes that the cuts presumably had been produced in Cologne. Furthermore he stresses the fact that the cuts were printed on vellum, which indicates that they were not merely inserted into the MS., rather they were designed for the volume before the text was written.
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