Thursday, January 01, 2009

Jörg Breu/Heinrich Steiner - Drunken child chained by the devil, 1535

"A drunken child chained by the devil; the child with horns, standing on an open book while urinating on a table. Holding a short sword in his right hand and a stick from which a crown is dangling over his left shoulder. The devilish creature holding the chains on the right, flames in the background. Illustration to Johann von Schwartzenberg, 'Ain buchle wider das zutrincken', published as part of 'Der Teütsch Cicero', Augsburg: H. Steiner, woodcut"

Image and quote taken from the British Museum.

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