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Talhoffer Fechtbuch (MS 26.236)
|MS 26.236, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
New York City, New York
|Date||early 16th cenury|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Size||129 folia (327 mm x 206 mm)|
|Format||Double-sided; one illustration per side, |
with text above
|Exemplar(s)||MS Chart.A.558 (1448)|
|External data||Museum catalog entry|
The MS 26.236 was copied in the early 16th century from the MS Chart.A.558, a German fencing manual created by Hans Talhoffer in 1448. The original currently rests in the holdings of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY.
The known provenance of the MS 26.236 is:
- Copied from the MS Chart.A.558 in the early 16th century by an unknown scribe.
- before 1926 – acquired by Miss Marguerite Keasbey (donated New York, 1926).
- 1926-present – held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
|2r||Swordsman kneeling under crucifix|
|3r - 13v||Ueber die Erhaltung des Sieges by Johannes Hartlieb|
|14r - 16v||Recital on the long sword by Johannes Liechtenauer|
|18r - 20r||Recital on mounted fencing by Johannes Liechtenauer|
|21r - 45r||Long shield dueling by Hans Talhoffer|
|45v||Recital on the short sword by Johannes Liechtenauer|
|46r - 69r||Short sword by Hans Talhoffer|
|74r - 81rv||Poleaxe by Hans Talhoffer|
|82r - 103v||Dagger by Hans Talhoffer|
|106r - 111v||Grappling by Ott Jud|
|116v - 127v||Grappling by Hans Talhoffer|
- Donald J. LaRocca. The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books, 1500-1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. p4.
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