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Inscription

across top, in block: rota. pasche. menses. dies. aureus. Numerus (Easter table. months. days. golden numbers); on perimeter of central disk around angel, in block: do. pede. preteritum. Digii[u?]to. noto. pasca. futurum. que. numerum. Aureum. (I give with the foot the past and with the finger the future Easter and the golden number.); within circle at lower left, in block: litter(a)e dominicales et bivectiles [sic] mcccclxvi; within circle at lower right, in block: Rota avrei numeri. mcccclxvi; in inner ring of circle at lower left, in pen and black ink: 91; in inner circle at lower right, in pen and black ink: hic incipe / 91

[translation from Parshall, Peter, and Rainer Schoch. _Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public._ Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005, p. 200.]

Provenance

(Sotheby's, 7 December 1926, no. 143); (L'Art Ancien, Zurich cat. 22, 1938, no.18); Richard Zinser [b. 1884], New York; purchased 23 October 1943 by Lessing J. Rosenwald, Jenkintown, PA; gift to NGA, 1944.

Exhibition History
1955
French Woodcuts, Engravings and Books of the 15th and Early 16th Centuries, The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1955.
1965
Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, 1965-1966, no. 271, repro.
2000
"Writing on Hands: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, 1470-1700", The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle; The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, 2000-2001, no. 41.
2005
Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public, NGA and Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 2005-2006, no. 54, repro.
Bibliography
1926
Schreiber, Wilhelm Ludwig. Handbuch de Holz- und Metailschnitte des XV Jahrhunderts. 8 vols. Leipzig: Verlag Karl W. Hierseman, 1926-1930.
1965
Field, Richard S. Fifteenth Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. Exh. cat. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1965.
2000
Sherman, Claire Richter. Writing on Hands: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. Exh. cat. The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 2000, no. 41.
2018
Schmidt, Suzanne Karr. Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018, pp. 23-24, 82-88, Figs. 1.1 & 3.1B.
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