A peasant going to the market

Anonymous, Italian, 15th century Italian

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The first of two engravings pasted to vellum end papers to the inside (now separated) covers of a XV century Latin book of medicine, the Antidotarium Nicolai (editions, 1471, 1478/9 etc). Two folios of text from the book (printed recto and verso) now mounted separately accompany the prints. The wooden boards are covered with worn, stamped brown leather, metal boss and clasps. Hind notes that these prints are Ferrarese or Paduan. Both sheets have 'cries and invectives' written apparently in a Venetian dialect.

A peasant going to the market, Anonymous, Italian, 15th century, Engraving with hand colouring and manuscript additions throughout, pasted to the inside cover of a medical book

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