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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0608.351

  • Description

    The ten ages of man; the print is titled at the top, underneath the ten ages of men are represented in a row with ten compartments, each with a compartment with descriptive text above; below are ten further compartments with the animals that correspond to the ages (and their description), followed by a line of text, under which ten compartments, containing proverbial sayings, are placed. 1482 Woodcut with hand-colouring

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1482
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 242 millimetres
    • Width: 347 millimetres (damaged)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        The first title: "(D)is (s)ein die zehen eygenschaft des altters der menschen vnd wem sie gegleich(t) werden", the second title reads as follows: "Dise hernach geschribene zehen stuck schenten vnd am alle welt plenten. 1...82". For the descriptions of the ages of man, the animals and the proverbs see Schreiber
  • Curator's comments

    Unique impression, in dark grey ink, which was produced in frisson. The cut is attributed by Schreiber and Dodgson to Augsburg, as it is closely connected to other illustrations of that time. Dodgson notes that the word following "alle welt" in the second title, should be read as "am" and not as "ain" or "tun", cf. Woodcuts of the XV Century in the British Museum, vol. II, London 1935, No. 241. See Mark McDonald, 'Els mestres del gravat en la Collecció del British Museum / Los maestros del grabado en la Colección del British Museum', exh. cat., Fundació "la Caixa", 2003, no. 3.

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  • Bibliography

    • Schreiber 1926-1930 1881 bibliographic details
    • Dodgson 1903, 1911 A.123 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2003/4 Sep-Jan, Tarragona, Sala Tarragona, Masters of Printmaking from BM
    2004 Feb-April, Palma, Fundacio 'la Caixa', Masters of Printmaking from BM
    2004 April-July, Lleida, Fundacio 'la Caixa', Masters of Printmaking from BM

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Acquisition notes

    50 Marks

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1872,0608.351

The ten ages of man; the print is titled at the top, underneath the ten ages of men are represented in a row with ten compartments, each with a compartment with descriptive text above; below are ten further compartments with the animals that correspond to the ages (and their description), followed by a line of text, under which ten compartments, containing proverbial sayings, are placed.  1482 Woodcut with hand-colouring

The ten ages of man; the print is titled at the top, underneath the ten ages of men are represented in a row with ten compartments, each with a compartment with descriptive text above; below are ten further compartments with the animals that correspond to the ages (and their description), followed by a line of text, under which ten compartments, containing proverbial sayings, are placed. 1482 Woodcut with hand-colouring

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