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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1895,0122.862

  • Description

    Title-page border with the so called Tabula Cebetis (D); at centre below stands Genius at the entrance of the allegorical garden, divided into different zones, with the personifications of vices and virtues; Felicitas is enthroned at top; first used in Aldus Manutius, Lexicon Graecum, iam secundum..., Basel, V. Curio, March 1522 (2°); this impression is taken from Nicolaus Perottus, Cornucopiae, seu Latinae linguae Comentarii locupletissimi, Basel,V. Curius, March 1532. 1522 Woodcut and letterpress

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1522
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 277 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 189 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        On the wall at the lower left "HH"; on various banderoles from below to the top: "GENIVS, SVADELA, OPINIONES, FORTVNA; LVXVRIA, AVARITIA, INCONTENTIA; DOLOR, TRISTITIA.PENITENTIA; FALSA.DISCIPLINA, FORTITVDO, AVDACIA, PERSVASIO, VERITAS, VERA DICIPLINA; .VIRTUTES., FELICITAS; ARX VERAE FELICITATIS". Seventeen lines letterpress including title at centre, with Curio's printer's mark.
  • Curator's comments

    Cut by Hans Herman after a design by Holbein. Holbein's design was inspired by a woodcut from a Tabula Cebetis edition, published by Singriener and Vietor in Vienna in 1519 (2nd edition). Three different variants by Holbein exist, plus a fourth variant by a follower, referred to as Tabula Cebetis A to D. The plate D is an earlier version than C. See F. Hieronymus, Basler Buchillustration 1500 bis 1545, exh. cat. Basel 1984, no. 380. C. Müller: Hans Holbein d. J. Die Druckgraphik im Kupferstichkabinett Basel, exh. cat. 1997, no. 130.

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  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 39 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1895

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1895,0122.862

Title-page border with the so called Tabula Cebetis (D); at centre below stands Genius at the entrance of the allegorical garden, divided into different zones, with the personifications of vices and virtues; Felicitas is enthroned at top; first used in Aldus Manutius, Lexicon Graecum, iam secundum..., Basel, V. Curio, March 1522 (2°); this impression is taken from Nicolaus Perottus, Cornucopiae, seu Latinae linguae Comentarii locupletissimi, Basel,V. Curius, March 1532.  1522  Woodcut and letterpress

Title-page border with the so called Tabula Cebetis (D); at centre below stands Genius at the entrance of the allegorical garden, divided into different zones, with the personifications of vices and virtues; Felicitas is enthroned at top; first used in Aldus Manutius, Lexicon Graecum, iam secundum..., Basel, V. Curio, March 1522 (2°); this impression is taken from Nicolaus Perottus, Cornucopiae, seu Latinae linguae Comentarii locupletissimi, Basel,V. Curius, March 1532. 1522 Woodcut and letterpress

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