Birching Among The Mendicant Monks

birching detail

The above birching scene is a detail from the full plate, found here and reproduced below. The caption tells you all I know: “A school of mendicant monks: a birching (fifteenth century.)” Social context? I do not haz it.

birching woodcut illustration

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