View of the city of St. Gallen in the "Schweizer Chronik" (Swiss Chronicle)

Heinrich Vogtherr1545

Textile Museum St. Gallen

Textile Museum St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Colorized version that was simplified for the chronicle and based on the popular print of Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder.
This woodcut from 1545 shows a linen cloth that has been laid out to bleach in the meadows in front of the city. In winter, the hills surrounding the town are covered in white snow, while in summer they are draped in linen, earning St. Gallen the title of the "White city."


  • Title: View of the city of St. Gallen in the "Schweizer Chronik" (Swiss Chronicle)
  • Creator: Johannes Stump
  • Date Created: 1545
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Type: Einblattholzschnitt
  • Original Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschichte_der_Stadt_St._Gallen#/media/File:St_Gallen_stumpf_col.jpg
  • Medium: paper, print
  • Bibliographic reference: Die Stadt St. Gallen, aus der «Schweizer Chronik» von Johannes Stumpf. Kolorierte, für die Chronik vereinfachte Fassung nach dem Einblattholzschnitt von Heinrich Vogtherr dem Älteren, Zürich 1545, C. Froschauer

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