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  • Rx913w644?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: Henry IV, King of Germany and future Holy Roman Emperor, awaits Pope Gregory VII (Hildebrand) before the closed gates of Canosa in January 1077. He stands barefoot with his wife and son who also stand barefoot. Clerics and monks mock the king from above, while Gregory dallies with a woman. This woodcut appears once in the first edition (1563), as a paste-in, but twice in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) editions. Its second use in those editions forms the sixth illustration in the "Proud Primacy of Popes" woodcut series, which functions as an appendix to volume one of the work from the second edition onward. Luborsky and Ingram 11222/1, 11223/1. JPEG file (4.58 MB).
  • 3n204474x?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: “Henricus [Henry IV] the Emperor with his wife and child waiting barefoot and barelegd [barelegged], three days and three nights, at the gates of Carnusium [Carnosa].” Clerics and monks mock the king from above, while Pope Gregory VII (Hildebrand) dallies with a woman. Revised design of Luborsky and Ingram 11222/1 and 11223/1, which appear in the second (1570), third (1576), and fourth (1583) early English editions. JPEG file (2.05 MB).