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Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch (Sloane MS No.5229)

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Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch
Sloane MS No.5229, British Library
London, United Kingdom
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Type Fencing manual
Date ca. 1512
Place of origin Nuremberg, Germany
Language(s) Early New High German
Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer
Material Paper
Size 3 folia
Format Single-sided; two illustrations per
side, with text above
Script Bastarda
Treatise scans

Sloane MS No.5229 contains a brief series of German fencing illustrations created in 1512 by Albrecht Dürer.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of the British Library in London, United Kingdom. These illustrations, like all of Dürer's fencing material, appear to be connected with the visit of Emperor Maximilian I to Dürer's home city of Nuremberg in 1512.[1] Unlike the MS 26-232 these devices do not seem to be copied from another fencing manual, though they appear to be related to the tradition of Johannes Lecküchner.

Provenance

Contents

Folio Section
1r - 67r [Uncertain]
67v - 69r
69v - [Uncertain]

Gallery

Folio 67v (?)
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Folio 68r
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Folio 68v
Folio 69r
MS Sloane 5229 69r.png

Additional Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Internally dated on f 67v.