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First established at the “the sign of the Unicorn,” Thielman Kerver’s Parisian shop was surrounded by other members of the printing community. The shared use of engravers often led printers to duplicate or share the images they used. The particular marks they developed to distinguish their work took shape as early trademarks that separated one printer’s work from another. This essay examines the symbolism and visual elements incorporated into the unique colophon that identified Kerver's work.
Engraving, Religious art and symbolism, Medieval art and symbolism, History of printing
European History | Medieval History
Haslett, Quinn, "Kerver's Colophon" (2018). Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018. 3.