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Monday 7 November 2022

Late Master of the Jean Grüninger workshop’s woodcut, “At last the Leaders Heard of the Slaughter of their Men”, 1502

Late Master of the Jean Grüninger (aka Johannes Gruninger) (c1455–1532/33) workshop

“At Last the Leaders Heard of the Slaughter of their Men” (Tandem ductores audita caede suorum), 1502, woodcut published in Strasbourg as an illustration (verso to page CCCXLVI [346]) to the first illustrated edition (the Grüniger's edition [1502]) of Virgil’s (aka Publius Vergilius Maro) (70–19 BC) “Aeneid” (“Opera Virgiliana ...”). Note that Christie’s auction house describes this  publication as “one of the great German woodcut books of the Renaissance” ( offers on online view of this publication from the slightly later edition of 1529 with minor changes in format:

Woodcut with letterpress Latin text recto and verso on laid paper. A lifetime impression based on comparison of the format of the text with later editions and the quality of line showing minor wear to the printing block.

Size: (sheet) 28.5 x 18.5 cm; (image borderline) 17.8 x 15.2 cm.

Letterpress Latin text below the image borderline: “Tandem ductores audita c[ae]de suorum.”

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression. Beyond a few minor spots of abrasion, the sheet is in a superb condition with no tears, holes, folds, stains or foxing.

I am selling this exceptionally fine woodcut from the Incunabula period for AU$266 (currently US$170.57/EUR171.69/GBP150.86 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 superbly executed woodcut showing a scene from Virgil’s epic poem, “The Aeneid”, 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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