Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder (1490–1556)
“Divided Attack at the Bulwarks of Yrniß in Bellitz, Germany” (title based on my struggle to decipher the early German [Fraktur] text related to this image), 1548, woodcut illustration published in 1548 by Christoffel Froschouer (aka Christoph Froschauer) (c1490–1564) in Zurich in volume 3 of Johann Stumpf’s (1500–1578), “Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten, Landen vnd Völckeren Chronick wirdiger Thaaten Beschreybung: hieriñ wirt auch die Gelegenheit der gantzen Europe: item ein kurtzuer griffne Chronica Germanie oder Teütschlands: in sonders aber ein fleyssige histori vnd ordenliche Beschreybung Gallie oder Franckrychs fürgestellt: darauff deñ obgedachte der Eydgnoschafft Beschreybung volget ...”, p. 279 (unpaginated verso).
Archive.org offers an online view of this print in its context in Stumpf’s publication: https://archive.org/details/gemeinerlobliche03stum/page/n187/mode/2up.
Woodcut from two plates on laid paper trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet/image borderline) 8.6 x 16.6 cm.
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression showing minimal wear to the printing plate with letterpress text verso, trimmed along the image borderline and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this fascinating two panel woodcut showing a battle—note that the two panels are reemployed for more than one battle scene using different configurations of these and other panels; see for example: https://archive.org/details/gemeinerlobliche01stum/page/n267/mode/1up—for a total cost of AU$252 (currently US$189.40/EUR172.39/GBP143.60 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 early woodcut executed with the utmost skill, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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