Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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(from Gottfied's Historia Chronica)
  • Matthäus Merian, the elder
    1593–1650
    born: Basel, Old Swiss Confederacy (present-day Switzerland) ; died: Langenschwalbach, Germany (present-day Bad Schwalbach) ; active: Switzerland
  • (from Gottfied's Historia Chronica), 1630
  • Where object was made: Germany or Switzerland
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 103 x 142 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 116 x 152 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 1/16 x 5 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 9/16 x 6 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Burzle
  • Not on display
  • 1999.0324
Description

Interior. At right, a man writes at a table by candlelight. On the table is a pair of scissors, envelopes, paper, a candle in a candlestick, and an inkwell. In front of him, on the left of the image is an open-mouthed dog with glowing eyes. In the back of the room, a man opens a door to enter the room.