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Western European scholars generally assume a late medieval, western European origin for the skirted hobbyhorse.

A toy seller playing a trumpet with hobby-horses in a frame on a stick over his right shoulder;   1688, reworked and published after c.1750  Etching and engraving

A toy seller playing a trumpet with hobby-horses in a frame on a stick over his right shoulder; reworked and published after Etching and engraving

Toys and games that killed in Tudor England

Steven Gunn and Tomasz Gromelski examined coroner’s inquest reports from the century. Here they reveal what perils faced Tudor children at play. This article was first published in

a 'significant' use of the hobbyhorse motif -- here as an indicator of 'second childhood'/ senility. The banderole from the first boy's windmill-lance is Latin for "Old men are twice boys" or "Old men are boys a second time"] Emblem from Covarrubias's "Emblemas Morales" (Madrid, 1610)

a 'significant' use of the hobbyhorse motif -- here as an indicator of 'second childhood'/ senility. The banderole from the first boy's windmill-lance is Latin for "Old men are twice boys" or "Old men are boys a second time"] Emblem from Covarrubias's "Emblemas Morales" (Madrid, 1610)

woodcut illustrating Psalm 52 [Dixit inspiens..-- "The fool has said in his heart there is no God"] in editions of the Vulgate published by Luca Antonio di Giunta in Venice from 1490. Children mock the (atheistic) fool -- his various fool attributes include the feathered head-dress [cf. Giotto's "Stultitia" in the Arena Chapel SEE PREVIOUS], the wearing of only one shoe ["monosandalism"], and the riding of a child's hobbyhorse

woodcut illustrating Psalm 52 [Dixit inspiens..-- "The fool has said in his heart there is no God"] in editions of the Vulgate published by Luca Antonio di Giunta in Venice from 1490. Children mock the (atheistic) fool -- his various fool attributes include the feathered head-dress [cf. Giotto's "Stultitia" in the Arena Chapel SEE PREVIOUS], the wearing of only one shoe ["monosandalism"], and the riding of a child's hobbyhorse

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Medieval Woodcuts Clipart Collection The Ages of Man, from Bartholomaeus Anglicus, Propriétaire des Choses, Lyon oktouse

[DETAIL OF PREVIOUS] a wonderfully revealing collection of "vana merces" [vain/trifling wares] -- our hobby-horse, the windmill-/whirligig-lance which -- as we have seen -- so often accompanies it, a rattle, a fan, a foxtail [DON'T GET ME STARTED ON FOXTAILS OR IT'LL ONLY LEAD TO ANOTHER BOARD!], and -- because we are very firmly in Protestant Jacobean England, a set of rosary beads!

[DETAIL OF PREVIOUS] a wonderfully revealing collection of "vana merces" [vain/trifling wares] -- our hobby-horse, the windmill-/whirligig-lance which -- as we have seen -- so often accompanies it, a rattle, a fan, a foxtail [DON'T GET ME STARTED ON FOXTAILS OR IT'LL ONLY LEAD TO ANOTHER BOARD!], and -- because we are very firmly in Protestant Jacobean England, a set of rosary beads!

the wonderful Hans Weiditz, master of the grotesque! woodcut sheet issued in Augsburg and dated 1521.

the wonderful Hans Weiditz, master of the grotesque! woodcut sheet issued in Augsburg and dated

1460 ; 1470 ; Wien ; Österreich ; Wien ; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek ; cod. s. n. 2617 ; fol. 11v

1460 ; 1470 ; Wien ; Österreich ; Wien ; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek ; cod. s. n. 2617 ; fol. 11v

[DETAIL OF PREVIOUS] In this 4-Age scheme of "The Life of Man", the first stage, Childhood, is symbolised by a boy riding a hobbyhorse SEE MY NEW "CRADLE TO GRAVE -- THE AGES OF MAN SCHEMA" BOARD

[DETAIL OF PREVIOUS] In this 4-Age scheme of "The Life of Man", the first stage, Childhood, is symbolised by a boy riding a hobbyhorse SEE MY NEW "CRADLE TO GRAVE -- THE AGES OF MAN SCHEMA" BOARD

Die Pluemen der Tugent, Vintler, Hans, -1419 1. Hälfte 15. Jhdt.  Cod. Ser. n. 12819 Han  Folio 288

Die Pluemen der Tugent, Vintler, Hans, -1419 1. Hälfte 15. Jhdt. Cod. Ser. n. 12819 Han Folio 288

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English Civil War (ECW) Living History Resources ~ How to make and source things 'mid century' century womens garb

          JanvierDe 1 à 6 ans, l'âge du jeu  Livre d'heures à l'usage de Paris, 1515Paris, BnF, département des Imprimés, Réserve

 JanvierDe 1 à 6 ans, l'âge du jeu Livre d'heures à l'usage de Paris, 1515Paris, BnF, département des Imprimés, Réserve

from Herman Hugo, "Pia Desideria" (Antwerp, 1624, etc.) -- emblem no.2. Vulgate text of Psalm 68.v [AV 69.v: "O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee"] FOR OTHER IMAGES OF THE FOOL RIDING A HOBBYHORSE SEE MY NEW "HOBBYHORSES IN LATE MEDIEVAL & EARLY MODERN ART" BOARD!

from Herman Hugo, "Pia Desideria" (Antwerp, 1624, etc.) -- emblem no.2. Vulgate text of Psalm 68.v [AV 69.v: "O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee"] FOR OTHER IMAGES OF THE FOOL RIDING A HOBBYHORSE SEE MY NEW "HOBBYHORSES IN LATE MEDIEVAL & EARLY MODERN ART" BOARD!

Handbill c. 1586-1600, not sure why the one guy is in a birdcage but he has a stick horse

Handbill c. not sure why the one guy is in a birdcage but he has a stick horse

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