Occupation title source   Formschneider
Occupation title (english) Block Cutter
Hiscode 16150
Description of Image A man with a broad-brimmed hat and soft collar over his jacket stands in the market place, holding a wooden bucket of cooked shrimp in his left hand. He scoops out shrimp with his right hand. The bucket is balanced against his slightly bent knees. He is selling the shrimp to two young boys who stand at the left. The smaller, bareheaded boy in front is getting some; his slightly taller, slightly older companion, who is wearing a hat, stands closely behind him intently watching the transaction. The step gable roofs and windowed facades of a number of buildings can be seen behind them. Shrimp...
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Gender Male
Title of the image Formschneider
Translation (English) Block Cutter
Language source German
Country source Germany
Artist's name Jost Amman
Artist's years and locations 1539-1591
Date of creation 1568
Medium Plate
Collection name Ständebuch
Provenance Jost Amman's Staende und handwerter mit versen von Hans Sachs. Frankfurt a/M 1568, Reprint Muenchen 1884


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