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Friday 12 November 2021

Jost Amman’s woodcut, “Conversion of St Paul (Acts 9)”, 1564

Jost Amman (aka Jost Ammon) (1539–1591)

“Conversion of St Paul (Acts 9)”, (TIB title), 1564, woodcut illustration to “Neuwe biblische Figuren dess Alten und Neuwen Testaments / geordnet und gestellt durch [...] Johan Bockspergern von Salztburg, den jüngern”, published and printed by Sigmund Feierabend (1528–1590), Georg Rab (fl.1557–1580) and Weygand Han (fl.c.1550–1564) in Frankfurt am Main in 1564 (see This plate was also used in “Biblia” (aka “The Complete Holy Bible in German [translated by] Martin Luther”) published in Frankfurt am Main in 1565 (see full title and publication details in TIB, vol. 20, part 1, p. 244]).

Woodcut on early laid paper with a narrow margin and German letterpress text verso.

Size: (sheet) 11.7 x 16.2 cm; (image borderline) 10.9 x 15.5 cm.

Lifetime impression (based on the quality of the line showing minimal signs of wear to the printing plate).

TIB 20 (9).1.110 (365) (Jane S Peters [ed.] 1985, “The Illustrated Bartsch: German Masters of the Sixteenth Century: Jost Amman: Intaglio Prints and Woodcuts”, vol. 20 [Part 1], New York, Abaris Books, p. 306, cat. no. 1.110 [365]).

Condition: a strong/near faultless impression with German letterpress text verso (as published) that not visible recto through the paper. The sheet has been trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline and has age-toning appropriate to its considerable age, otherwise, the sheet is in excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this superb woodcut from 1564 by one of the most famous of the German old master printmakers, for AU$288 (currently US$211.17/EUR184.50/GBP157.33 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 finely executed old-master woodcut showing Jesus in the clouds/heaven admonishing and giving advice to St Paul (aka Saul of Tarsus) who has fallen from his horse after being blinded by a flash of light (see, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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