This print shows two harnassed biblical armies gathered by a river. Soldiers, looking unwell, drinking the water. One seems vomiting. In the background a harnassed man looking up to the sun and prayting. An animal next to him.
Made by Anonymous after own design.
Medium: Woodcut with German rear text on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 9 x 7.5 cm (3.54 x 2.95 inch). Image size: 8.8 x 7.3 cm. (3.46 x 2.87 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Pencil writing on reverse. Remain of paper tape on reverse. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SOLDIERS-ARMY-DRINKING-OLD TESTAMENT | RBOS-A8-21
This attractive print was published in ‘Die Froschauer Bibel: das Buch der Zurcher Kirche’, p. 541 in 1531. Christoffel Froschauer was the printer.
Provenance: Ownersstamp JC in circle on reverse.