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Title:: Artzneÿ-Narr (The Medicine Fool) Year:: 1730
Artist: Merian, Caspar After:  
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: German 17th Century School/Style: Caricature 18th-19th Century
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Price: $275.00
Description: A good impression on the full page from the book, with the engraved text. Though Merian died ca. 1686/8, the volume, by the pseudonymous Wahrmund Jocoserius, was apparently not published until 1730 by Freytstadt in Nuremberg. The image shows the fool seated by a table, taking medicine administered by a woman. The table contains more medicines and do the shelves behind him. His bed is nearby. It is clearly a representation of hypochondria.

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