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 https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105511026/f118.item). 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 ).
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 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%209&version=NIV), please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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