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Maker(s):Hardouyn, Gilles (printer); Hardouyn workshop
Culture:French
Title:Lazarus and Dives
Date Made:ca. 1480-1520
Type:Book/Manuscript/Document; Print
Materials:Metalcut and woodblock on vellum, gold leaf, red and blue pigment.
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Sheet: 6 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in; 16.51 cm x 10.00125 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1989.5.2
Credit Line:Gift of James and Florence Tanis in honor of Marjorie Martha Tanis (Class of 1987)
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Description:
Metal cut from the story of Lazarus and Dives. Dives (Rich Man) sits at a lavish banquet while Lavarus can be seen in the background with dogs licking his sores and holding a clapper. Four more blocks create an ornate border. Two lines of printed text at the bottom contain two illuminated initials with red and blue paint. The next page contains several lines of text with many illuminated initials. The wide marginalia on the left means that this side is indeed the verso. It is an unusual block for the Hardouyn worskhop, not sticking to their normal marginalia themes, with a femail warrior standing on a column supported by a crouched figure. The block in the lower left also is outside the typical layout for the workshop. The tightly controlled borders have been broken by this oversized bás-de-page, depicting a battle scene taking place in the clouds above a town and witnessed by several figures on a hill. The top and left marginalia are standard, the top border never changes and the block in the inner margin is unrelated to text or other images. Over all this page is a good example of the hodge-podge approach often taken by this workshop whereby the type-setters seems to have frequently taken little care to line up related images on a page. The goal was to fill the space not make a cohesive text/image relationship. Of course the exception to this being the full-page illustrations, which were carefully placed within the book. Definitely not a luxury copy.

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