The statues of Gutenberg, Fust and Schoffer form a group on the top; an ornamented frieze presents medallions of a number of famous printers; below these are figures representing the towns of Mainz, Strassburg, Venice and Frankfort; and on the corners of the pedestal are allegorical statues of theology, poetry, science and industry.
That art had been introduced into Italy by the German printers, Sweynheym and Pannartz, who had worked under Fust at Mainz.
Jenner Fust (Faulkner v.
1 Some confusion in the history of the Fust family has arisen since the publication of Bernard's Orig.
Library), from which it would appear that Peter Schoffer was the son-in-law, not of Johann Fust, but of a brother of his, Conrad Fust.