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bifid figure -- the title is to be read "Desperatio facit aut [MONACHUM] aut [MILITEM]" [it is desperation that makes a man either a soldier or a monk] from the album of Heinrich Christi, dated entries 1641-3 -- image via the HAAB, Weimar. The original proverb in Latin is not registered in TPMA (which only registers Luther's frequent use of "Desperation makes the monk"!) -- I'm still looking for 16thC occurrences of it -- this present one is pretty early

bifid figure -- the title is to be read "Desperatio facit aut [MONACHUM] aut…

more fools flying from the dovecote/Taubenhaus -- adjacent page is dated 1580 (and all entries dated 1587 or earlier), so this antedates de Bry's emblem but probably derives from the Amman woodcut adjacent as -- more slavishly -- does the Huber copy. This is from Heinrich Schrotter's album, Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Stb 350 via their wonderful website

more fools flying from the dovecote/Taubenhaus -- adjacent page is dated

Christie's ALBUM AMICORUM -- DAS GROSSE STAMMBUCH OF PHILIPP HAINHOFER, in German, Latin, French and Italian, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM AND PAPER

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Christie's ALBUM AMICORUM -- DAS GROSSE STAMMBUCH OF PHILIPP HAINHOFER, in German, Latin, French and Italian, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM AND PAPER

Tudor Blackwork Embroidery - Informative blog

Album Amicorum of Gervasius Fabricius - caption: 'Ladies in a garden embroidering' Würzburg and Salzburg;

1595: Donzella Venetiane, Damsel from Venice

Act I scene i Valentine: But like a cloistress she will veiled walk. [For November ca. “Album Amicorum of a German Soldier”, [woman in mourning], Italian via the LACMA, Costume and Textiles Department]

A Parisian lady; Parisian bourgeois in a cloak. Album Amicorum of a German Soldier, 1595

"A married woman/wife of Paris" from the "Album Amicorum of a German Soldier", LACMA- still not Italy but good time period

Ass in the tree, bird beneath it. a proverbial monde renverse motif, the inscription reads "Ist das nicht ein gros wvnderr/ ein esel avff dem baum fogell darvnder (Is that not a great wonder, an ass in the tree, bird beneath). album amicorum belonging to Schroetter, 1580s. Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar. The RAA gives 2 different instances in the Romer (dated 1604) and Schreitter albums -- both in WLB

Ass in the tree, bird beneath it. a proverbial monde renverse motif, the…

Four Sexual Ages of Man painted illustration in the album amicorum of Pfintzing von Henfenfeld (1591-6) which -- if the dating is to be trusted -- antedates the printed version and may thus be one of the very students' album images the Pugillus Facetiarum claimed to draw on. Herzog Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar - -which has digitised all of its 754 alba amicorum and made them freely available online -- now that's what I call promoting scholarship!

Four Sexual Ages of Man painted illustration in the album amicorum of Pfintzing…

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