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Calendar for the Year 1563

Kalender uffs M. D. LXIII. Jar

1562
Unidentified artist, Swiss, 16th century (Swiss, 16th century), Published by Christoph Froschauer (Swiss, died in 1564)


Catalogue Raisonné

Vischer K70; Baurmeister 18

Dimensions

Sheet: 43.4 × 28.4 cm (17 1/16 × 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3158

Medium or Technique

Letterpress with woodcut, printed in two colors

Not On View

Classifications

Prints

This sheet consists of the upper half of the calendar for 1563. The example in the Zentalbibliothek Zürich is cut at nearly the same place in the lower sheet. The chiaroscruo woodcut scene at top is accpanied by the following verse: Der Nieman wird genennet ich […] Was vnrechts gschicht das zycht man mich …

Provenance

2018, sold by an unidentified French book dealer to James Bergquist (dealer), Newton, MA; 2018, sold by Bergquist to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund