Occupation title source   Buchdruecker
Occupation title (english) Book Printer
Hiscode 92110
Description of Image A man has a heavy wicker basket filled with onions. He balances the basket on his left shoulder with his arm and hand, while offering a braided strand of onions to an old woman seated at the left in a low chair. Buildings in the town can be seen behind them. Onions were a common vegetable in Holland, used liberally for the flavor they imparted to meats, stews, fish, and chicken. Braiding the onion tops together made it easy to hang them up in kitchens for storage purposes and easy for the peddlers to sell them in units rather than by weight or individually piece by piece. Braided onion...
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Gender Male
Title of the image Buchdruecker
Translation (English) Book Printer
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 Stšndebuch
Provenance Jost Amman's Staende und handwerter mit versen von Hans Sachs. Frankfurt a/M 1568, Reprint Muenchen 1884

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