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The triumph of the physician Jacobus Castricus (Jacques van den Kasteele): allegorical figures of Practice and Theory accompany him in a chariot under a triumphal arch; in the foreground, honey, mint and artemisia and mythical beasts are tramping on the contorted bodies of plague, fever and dropsy. Process print after H. Holbein (?), ca. 1540.

  • Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543
Date:
1800-1899
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567418i
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Jacobus Castricus (Jacques van den Kasteele, labelled "Iac. Cas.") sits on the triumphal car with allegorical figures of Practicē (practice of medicine) on his right and Theoricē (theory of medicine) on his left. The car is pulled by a stag led by Melissa (honey), a lion led by Mentha (mint), and a tusked animal led by Arthemisia (wormwood). They trample people representing Pestis (plague), Febris (fever), and Hydropisis (dropsy). Death as a skeleton sits on the front of the car

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[Berlin] : [Reichsdruckerei]

Physical description

1 print : process print ; image 24.8 x 21.4 cm

References note

V. von Loga, 'Der Triumph des Jacobus Castricus', Jahrbuch der Königlich Preussischen Kunstsammlungen, 1894, 15 (1), pp. 58-59 (attribution to Holbein)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 567418i

Reproduction note

After an impression of a woodcut acquired by the Berlin Kupferstichkabinet in 1882 at an auction of the Oppermann collection (Von Loga, op. cit.)

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