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 ) to the first illustrated edition (the Grüniger's edition ) 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” (https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-vergilius-maro-publius-70-19-bc-opera-edited-5662862/?).
Archive.org offers on online view of this publication from the slightly later edition of 1529 with minor changes in format: https://archive.org/details/mdu-rare-075247/page/n816/mode/2up
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 (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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