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Illustration of a Farmer, Reinhold - From the House Books of the Nuremberg Twelve Brothers Foundation, records of a charitable foundation started in the city of Nuremberg in 1388. The foundation would take 12 poor and needy people and provide them with training in a trade. Starting around 1425 their books would contain one-page illustration of the people they had helped, usually giving their name and what profession they were in. - Nuremburg, Germany - c. 1425-1450

Medieval Professions

Farmer, House Books of the Nuremberg Twelve Brothers Foundation, Nuremberg Occupation and dress.

Mendel I - Amb. 317.2°  Maltechnik: Lavierte Federzeichnung  Farbauftrag: Schwarze Tinte, blaue, braune und grüne Wasserfarben, Höhung in Deckweiß und Zinnober.  Bildmaße: H 255 x B 196  Datierung: Ab 1425  Folio 31 r Melreder (Mehlsieber)

Folio 31 recto, c Nuremberg (Nürnberg)

Lienhard, a ring maker.  There is no evidence that to suggest any connection with mail making, but hope springs eternal.  Amb. 317.2° Folio 29 recto

Folio 29 recto The Ringmacher stands freely and holding with both hands the bow, on its iron sinew numerous metal rings are mounted and grinds them smoothly into the trough of standing on the ground grinding bracket.

Mendel Housebook, Amb. 317.2° Folio 36 verso, c 1425, Nuremberg (Nürnberg)

Folio 36 verso, c Nuremberg (Nürnberg)

Mendel Housebook, Amb. 317.2° Folio 40 recto, c 1425, Nuremberg (Nürnberg) "the nestelmacher (schnürriemenmacher) sits at his work table, hitting his hammer the metal spikes forming a belt firmly. more metal sleeves are in a small box on the work table, where also are red and white belt bunch."

Folio 40 recto The Nestelmacher (Schnürriemenmacher) sits at his desk and strikes with the hammer the metal tips of a belt end firmly. Other metal sleeves lie in a small box on the work table, which also contains red and white belt bundles.

Lantern Maker 1536 - "Description: The lantern makers sitting on his stool and soldered to a piston, which he heated in a brazier standing on the floor, the bottom of a round lamp. Various tools, a tin snips, chisel and awl lying on the station blocks, hammer and solder on the bench. At the bar six finished hanging lamps with handles." Amb. 317.2° Folio 155 verso

Lantern Maker 1536 - "Description: The lantern makers sitting on his stool and…

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