[Sca-cooks] Wohlgemuth's woodcut

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon May 18 04:13:45 PDT 2009

For those that want to follow along--
( I have not yet been able to get the images from Bear's article to load.
I am going to have to try again.)

Illustration 56 at this website is labeled

56. kép. Michael Wohlgemut: Salamon király lakomája. Fametszet Stephan 
Fridolin: /Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils und ewiger 
Seligkeit/ (Nürnberg, 1491) címu" könyvében. Berlin, Deutsches 
Historisches Museum RA 98/1810


A colored version appears at:
It's labeled as:
Michael Wolgemut/Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (Werkstatt): Schatzbehalter (Texte 
von Stephan Fridolin; Nürnberg: Anton Koberger), 1491
Buchdruck mit Holzschnitten; 33 x 22,8 cm; Karlsruhe, Badische 

It's also at

Part of this illustration appears on the front cover of the 1976 
paperback edition of Henisch's Fast and Feast
and as illustration 30 on page 162 of that edition.
There's been at least one facsimile. Schatzbehalter der waren 
reichthümer des Heils.
Portland, Ore.: Collegium Graphicum, 1972. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 
distribution. Decorative wrappers in matching slipcase. 708 pp. 
Facsimile reprint of 1491 edition. German. Printed Sources of Western 
Art. Theodore Besterman, editor. One of the masterpieces of the 
incunabular period, containing 96 full-page woodcuts by Michael 
Wohlgemuth. (Brunet V, 193).


emilio szabo wrote:
> The woodcut is figure 86 in Stephan Fridolin's Schatzbehalter (1491), sort of a prose version of the life of Jesus.
> In the Schatzbehalter, there is an explanation for figure 86. The King in front is King Salomo, who is reproached for his luxurious and voluptious life. This kind of life is represented by the two tables with women (there are only women): these women are all queens, they all have crowns. In the text it is said that he had 700 women. This is meant as a contrast to the hard and sober life of Jesus.
> E.

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