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Wer recht bescheyden wol werden \ Der pit got trum hye auff erden (He who wants to become prudent should pray to God here on Earth)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1895,0122.711

  • Title (object)

    • Wer recht bescheyden wol werden \ Der pit got trum hye auff erden (He who wants to become prudent should pray to God here on Earth)
  • Description

    Broadside on a schoolmaster; with a woodcut of a seated schoolmaster in an outdoor setting, holding a stick and teaching a group of pupils, in the background a landscape with various trees, and birds in the sky, and a poem in 66 lines letterpress, two lines above the woodcut and the remaining text in two columns underneath. 1510 Woodcut and letterpress

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1510
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 128 millimetres (woodcut)
    • Width: 97 millimetres (woodcut)
    • Height: 441 millimetres (printed area)
    • Width: 157 millimetres (printed area)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Dated on the block and signed at the bottom of the text.
  • Curator's comments

    What was originally the r half of the broadside has been cut off and attached to the bottom of the l half.
    CD: watermark: Ha.20

    Entry from Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy, BM exh. cat. 2002-3, no.121:
    'This woodcut, 'Death and the Soldier' (cat.no 122) and 'Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and St John' (Hollstein 181) are three broadsides which Dürer issued in 1510 with his own long moralising verses to accompany them. The title of this print: "He who wants to become prudent should pray to God here on Earth" ('Wer recht bescheyden wol werden / Der pit got trum hye auff erden ') reflects the general tone of admonition in the verses. It is thought to allude to events in Dürer's life, with regard to his brother Hans, who is known to have been involved in a brawl in 1510 (see Rupprich I, p.240). The schoolmaster bears a close resemblance to the standing figure of a physician examining a urine sample which Dürer drew in red ink in the margins of the Prayerbook of Maximilian of 1515 (Munich Staatsbibliothek; Strauss 1515/5).'

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  • Bibliography

    • Proctor 1903 10997 bibliographic details
    • Meder 1932 267.1.b bibliographic details
    • Dodgson 1903, 1911 I.298.99 bibliographic details
    • Schoch 2001-04 II.150.1.b bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VII.145.133 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1895

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1895,0122.711

Broadside on a schoolmaster; with a woodcut of a seated schoolmaster in an outdoor setting, holding a stick and teaching a group of pupils, in the background a landscape with various trees, and birds in the sky, and a poem in 66 lines letterpress, two lines above the woodcut and the remaining text in two columns underneath.  1510 Woodcut and letterpress

Broadside on a schoolmaster; with a woodcut of a seated schoolmaster in an outdoor setting, holding a stick and teaching a group of pupils, in the background a landscape with various trees, and birds in the sky, and a poem in 66 lines letterpress, two lines above the woodcut and the remaining text in two columns underneath. 1510 Woodcut and letterpress

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