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Servants taking food to their master; illustrating a scene in Murer's play 'Edessa'. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.

Murer, Christoph, 1558-1614.
Date
1622


About this work

Description

For information on this print, see Vignau-Wilberg, ibid., p. 85. She suggests that Rordorf interpreted this scene as "Symbol der "dolce vita" der Angestellten am Hof" and then prints Rordorf's verse: "Wies mit diensten z'hoff thut gahn/ Thut die Figur fein bilden an./ Hie sichst den Keller, Beck und Koch/ Zum prass ir jedem ist sehr gach/ Flux richtet an eine Collatz:/ Kosts hauss und hof: Ade was schadts"

Publication/Creation

Zurich : Johann Rudolf Wolf, 1622.

Physical description

1 print : etching.

Lettering

Vita aulica invida. CM.

Publications note

For detailed information on Murer's series, see: Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 'Christoph Murer und die "XL. Emblemata miscella nova"' (Bern : Benteli Verlag, 1982)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26706i

Languages

  • Latin


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