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        Of euyl Counsellours, Juges and men of lawe, illustration from Alexander Barclay's English translation of 'The Ship of Fools', from an edition published in 1874

        German School, (15th century) (after). Medium: engraving. Date: 1874. Alexander Barclay (c.1476-1552) Scottish born English poet, translated Sebastian Brandt's (1457-1521) Das Narrenschiff, as 'The Ship of Fools' in 1509. Image is a facsimile of the original German woodcuts of 1497, where a pair of fools are attempting to cook a live pig in a pan. 'Suche is as wyse a man as he that wolde seeth a quycke Sowe in a pan. Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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