Professions, Notary, sets up testament
Summery of the German text below image: It is a sad but necessary action to write a testament. But it serves the dying as well as the survivors. In this way the living will learn about the belongings they inherit and the dying know who will inherit their belongings after their life has ended. Continued text with details on reverse side.
A young notary helps to set up the testament of an old man, who dictates details. An old servant brings in a jewelry necklace.
Anonymous woodcut. Ca. 1550
Hardly any traces of age and use. Reverse side collector's stamp. Right margin with some minor blemishes.
9,8 x 15,5 cm (ca. 3.9 x 6.1")