Stultifera Nauis (Ship of Fools)

Das Narrenschiff

1497
Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 15th century (German), Author Sebastian Brant (Swiss, 1458–1521), Printer Johann Bergmann (Swiss, active 1494–1499)


Place of Publication: Basel, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff B-1086; BMC III 795; GW 5054; Schreiber, Manuel, 3567; Meder, Books VII, 1497a; Panofsky 436b

Dimensions

Overall: 21.9 x 16 x 3.5 cm (8 5/8 x 6 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.333

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 117 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Basel: Johann Bergmann, 1 March 1497) Quarto; 148 leaves [signature b supplied from later 1497 or 1498 edition], modern blind- and gilt-stamped red morocco binding, brass clasps [added later].


Basel: Johann Bergmann, 1 March 1497

Provenance

Landshut, Beieren (? unidentified ex-library stamp "DUPL. BIBLIOTH. LANDISH"). Charles Hatchett (b. 1765 - d. 1847), London. Markree Library, Ireland. 1971, sold by Gropper Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 13, 1971)

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund