Hans Holbein the Younger (1498–1543)
“Shield with a Hand”, c1525, woodcut printer's mark designed by Holbein and cut by Hans Lützelburger (aka Hanns Franck; Hans Frank; Hans Luetzelburger) (fl.1517–1526) for Holbein’s woodcut publisher, Valentin Curio (aka Valentinus Curio; Valentin Schaffner) (fl.1520–1533).
The British Museum proposes that this mark was “probably from the 'Lexicon Graecum', printed by Curio in Basel in March 1525” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1895-0122-880).
Woodcut on fine laid paper (with watermark) backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 12.6 x 8.8 cm.
Hollstein 75 (F W H Hollstein, “German engravings, etchings and woodcuts c.1400–1700”)
Condition: a superb museum quality impression with no printed text verso, in pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling) with a generous margin around the image and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
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