Reynke de Vos, Hunter

Magical mirror Donkey

The woodcut was first used in a book about Aesop, "Aesopus Vita et Fabulae, printed in Magdeburg by Moritz Brandis ca. 1492. The fable starts: "De ix. fabule van deme herte unde deme perde unde deme jeghere". The same woodcut — without the deer — was used in Copenhagen in 1555 by Hans Vingaard for the book "Broder Russes Historie" (The story of Friar Rush). There's a larger version here: Hunter.


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