Sunday, 21 June 2020
Workshop of Michael Wolgemut’s woodcut, “Nicholas of Flüe”, 1493
Workshop of Michael Wolgemut (1434–1519). The workshop artists included Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1460–1494) and his apprentice Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528).
(Recto) “Nicholas of Flüe”, 1493, the patron saint of Switzerland (1417–1487) shown drinking water from a spring next to a church. St Nicholas is famous for his vision of a horse eating a lily which he understond to mean that the horse (symbolic of his everday/temporal life) had swallowed his spiritual life (symbolised by the lily). I understand that St Nicholas drank only water and did not eat anything beyond the eucharist for nineteen years.
(Verso) “Canonist Antonio Roselli” and “Sultan Mehmed II”, 1493.
Leaf of woodcuts from Hartmann Schedel’s (1440–1514) “Nuremberg Chronicle” (aka “Schedelsche Weltchronik”; “Schedel's World Chronicle”), published in Nuremberg in 1493.
Size: (sheet) 38.5 x 26.1 cm.
Condition: excellent impressions on laid paper. There are a few worm-holes and minor pale staining otherwise the sheet is in very good condition for its age (i.e. there are no tears, folds, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing).
I am selling this leaf from the famous 1493 “Nuremberg Chronicle” featuring three woodcuts—one showing the patron saint of Switzerland drinking from a spring—for AU$296 (currently US$202.38/EUR180.99/GBP163.90 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing this large, rare and very early woodcut leaf, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold