Grotesque with two hybrid gristly creatures facing each other

Christoph Jamnitzer
Date
1610
Description

Grotesque with two hybrid gristly creatures facing each other; on left with a boar's snout underneath a male mask and a crab's claw holding a fish, on right a bearded male figure holding a candle
Etching, 1610
Unsigned
From: 'New Grotteßken Buch...', Nuremberg: Jamnitzer, 1610
Printed on early 17th centiry laid paper with a Crown, topped with cross above an armorial shield
Condition: Trimmed close to the image well within the plate mark
Repaired small void along bottom edge visible in image
Provenance: Alfred Morrison (1821-1897) , Lugt 151, verso
Reference: Hollstein 1
Jamnitzer IV.255.32
A delightful glimpse at the medieval creative imagination.

Size
5 3/8 x 6 15/16 inches
Price
$1,700