Somehow, this character from the pages of the Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant reminds me of Harry Potter. I guess that’s because of the glasses, books, and this… hm… broom in his hands.
I guess that’s the first version, as the illustration may be found in the 1494 Latin edition of the text (printed in Basel):
I really like how the tip of the bone in the dog’s mouth is touched with red color.
Then comes a French edition of 1497:
And here is an illuminated version! Even more fun!
Another Latin edition from Basel (1497.) This time they used the second version of the illustration:
Some suppose that Albrecht Dürer may have created some of the woodcuts illustrating the manuscript.
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