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F17 French - HISTORY 316 / MEMS 316 / WOMENSTD 316 - Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: 500-1500 - Object Study

Two figures dominate the image with little reference to setting other than a low horizon line and some pebbles in the lower left. A man stands tothe lelft wearing simple tradesman's clothes; in his right hand he holds a ladle and another cooking implement. A knife in its sheath hangs at his waist. On his left shoulder stands a bird wtih wings open that is facing the man. To the right is a woman with a headdress and veil and cloak wrapped over one shoulder and in front of her.
Albrecht Dürer
The Cook and his Wife
engraving on laid paper
4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 7.94 cm);4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 7.94 cm);19 1/4 x 14 1/8 in. (48.89 x 35.88 cm);19 3/8 x 14 1/4 in. (49.21 x 36.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Simon Vostre
Libyan Sibyl, a leaf from an early printed book
tempera and gold on vellum
7 in x 4 1/2 in (17.8 cm x 11.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. Ferdinand Roten
Italian
Two Standing Female Figures
pen and brown ink
8 ⅜ in x 5 9/16 in (21.27 cm x 14.13 cm);8 ⅜ in x 5 ⅝ in (21.27 cm x 14.29 cm);19 3/10 in x 14 3/10 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm)
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
A group of figures are seen kneeling at the lower left in preparation of eating an al fresco meal. The figures consist of two women, two men, and a child, accompanied by a dog, curled up at the bottom right and two lambs or sheep at the right side. Two standing men and a cow are visible, as is the landscape behind the figures that includes trees and a house.<br />
Throughout, the work is unified by the consistent fluid and dense pen strokes that describe the figures and animals as well as the distant landscape and sky.

Untitled (A Group of Peasants Eating)
ink on laid paper
13 in x 15 in (33.02 cm x 38.1 cm);7 7/8 in x 9 7/8 in (20 cm x 25.08 cm);12 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (31.43 cm x 36.51 cm)
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
A couple stand in a very dense and congested space, a broken wall behind them. The woman on the left holds a rooster by the feet and is looking at her husband, on the right, who has his hand extended and his holding a money bagin is left hand. At their feet is a stoppered jar and a basket full of eggs.
Albrecht Dürer
The Peasant and His Wife at Market
engraving on laid paper
4 9/16 in x 2 7/8 in (11.59 cm x 7.3 cm)
Bequest of the Estate of David Caldwell Leedy
This engraving is horizontally oriented. The length of a cow (with its head to the left and its tail to the right) is the focal point, taking up about a third of the image. At the cow&rsquo;s head on the left, a barefooted man with a hat leans on a pole and rests his arm on a tree trunk. Behind the man is another cow with horns and he is standing in front of a building. The ground is rocky and a fence made of thin tree trunks runs along the background. At the cow&rsquo;s tail on the right, is a peasant woman with bare feet. Her head is covered with a cloth and she labors to carry a heavy wooden milk bucket. Several trees and another cow are behind her. A small plaque on the ground in the foreground contains an inscription.
Lucas Van Leyden
The Milkmaid
engraving on laid paper
4 ½ in x 6 ⅛ in (11.43 cm x 15.56 cm);19 3/10 in x 14 3/10 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm)
Museum Purchase
Two figures are seen riding through the water in the foreground; the woman is nude save for an elaborate headdress, the man holds a tortoise shell as a shield and has an antler-like object on his head and has a serpent-like body which supports the woman. Behind is a minutely described landsape with walled town, castle, and along the opposite bank o the water, nude females swimming and a man running in alarm to the water&#39;s edge.
Albrecht Dürer
The Sea Monster
engraving on paper
9 7/8 x 7 3/8 in. (25.08 x 18.73 cm);22 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (56.2 x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
Left and right sides of print are seperated by an herm. The left side of the print is a darkened pseudo-interior, with light illimunating two female figures and dead lambs. The right side of the print is set in front of a barn(?) and features figures reacting to the body of a deceased woman in the foreground. BL 2/28/18
Marcantonio Raimondi
The Plague
engraving on paper
7 4/5 in x 9 15/16 in (19.84 cm x 25.24 cm);14 ⅜ in x 19 3/10 in (36.51 cm x 49.05 cm)
Museum Purchase
Pieter Van Der Heyden
The Marriage of Mopsus and Nisa
engraving on paper
8 11/16 in x 11 3/10 in (22.07 cm x 28.73 cm);14 ¼ in x 19 ⅜ in (36.2 cm x 49.21 cm)
Museum Purchase
This black and white print depicts an animated and detailed scene of nude figures and mythical beasts on the surface of the sea.Two men, with seaweed hair and riding half horse/half fish creatures, strike out at each other. A man and a woman ride a beast with a scaly body and the head of a fierce dog. In the background, a man holding a trident stands with his back to the viewer. Action and motion are expressed with billowing drapery, flowing hair and moving waves. The wide mouthed expressions of the figures and animals suggest yelling and noise in this chaotic scene. Among the many details depicted by the artist is a plaque held by the woman that has his initials.
Daniel Hopfer
Battle of the Sea Gods
etching on iron on medium, slightly textured light beige laid paper
6 1/4 in. x 9 1/16 in. ( 15.8 cm x 23.02 cm )
Museum Purchase
A nude man seen from behind raises a staff to ward off the blow of a standing female figure, also with a staff. The woman&#39;s swing is directed to two seated figures at the lower left: a nude woman and a satyr. In the distance is an elaborate gated city and landscape.
Albrecht Dürer
Hercules
engraving on paper
12 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (31.59 x 22.07 cm);22 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (56.2 x 46.04 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Albrecht Dürer
Melencolia I
engraving on paper
9 11/16 in x 7 9/16 in (24.61 cm x 19.21 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ⅛ in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase

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