Allegorien und Embleme, Vol II (page 2/2)

[picture: front cover, Allegories and Emblems]

front cover, Allegories and Emblems

The front cover of the second volume of Allegorien und Embleme has a quarter-leather binding and gilt-stamped decoration with black and red printing that includes a woman and an heraldic shield. [more...] [$]

[picture: Guild of Carriage-Makers]

Guild of Carriage-Makers

This incredibly busy design is for the guild of carriage-makers (I think) in 1612. The border includes two scantily-clad women, six scantily-clad or naked small children, two gryphons, a bunch of baroque scroll-work, signs of a key and a pair of dividers (maybe?) and, in the centre of the busy frame, a seated lady holding a flag or banner in one hand [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate baroque-stye border with herubs and gryphons]

Ornate baroque-stye border with herubs and gryphons

This border is from the 1612 sign for the Nurenberg Guild of Carriage-Makers made by Adolf Mie├čner. [more...] [$]

[picture: Steampunk flying cog]

Steampunk flying cog

A cog with feathered wings, a steam-whistle, perhaps a regulator knob, and another unidentifiable part, flies through the clouds. [$]

[picture: Cherubs in the rain]

Cherubs in the rain

Originally a vignetted initial; here we have a design with three rectangles: on the left a rain-filled area dominated by an umbrella, and a lower leg with its bare foot and a bottom (not naked) protruding; the midele rectangle blank except for a shadow of the umbrella; the right-hand rectangle featuring a naked and anatomically detailed small child [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial letter R with putti in the rain]

Initial letter R with putti in the rain

A vignetted initial letter “R” designed by Franz Stuck; here we have a design with three rectangles: on the left a rain-filled area dominated by an umbrella, and a lower leg with its bare foot and a bottom (not naked) protruding; the midele rectangle blank except for a shadow of the umbrella; the right-hand rectangle featuring a naked and anatomically [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial Letter S with Frowning Tailor]

Initial Letter S with Frowning Tailor

An elderly man with a long goatee and a tall hat is threading a needle; he sits on top of an oversized thimble, next to a distressingly large pin cushion. Underneath, he is supported by a pair of scisors, and there’s also measuring tape that reansforms into the horns and head of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial Letter T With Cherubs and Dancing Couple]

Initial Letter T With Cherubs and Dancing Couple

This vignetted initial shows a dance, with couples wearing elaborate clothing; the front-most couple is shown in detail and the others as shadowy sketches. A putto or cherub, a naked boy in the sky, plays a violin, whild another naked boy, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Historiated Initial Letter U With Clock and Cherub]

Historiated Initial Letter U With Clock and Cherub

This inhabited, or historiated, initial, features a clock with a bell on the top of it which a winged cherub is about to hit with a small hammer; there’s also a butterfly and a [...] [more...] [$]


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