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Thursday 6 April 2023

Michel Wolgemut and/or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff or workshop of Wolgemut’s double-sided woodcut leaf, 1491

Michel Wolgemut (aka Michael Wohlgemuth) (1434–1519) and/or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (c1458–1494) or from the workshop of Michel Wolgemut—mindful that Albrecht Dürer (aka Albrecht Duerer) (1471–1528) was an apprentice in Wolgemut’s workshop from 1486

“The Glory of the Twenty-One Elders” (aka “Die einvndsibentzigist figure” [The one and seventh figure] [published title; see]) and “Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet” (aka “Die sechsvndviertzigist figur zum andern mal” [the forty-sixth figure for another time] [published title; see], 1491, a double-sided leaf of woodcuts from a series of ninety-one woodcuts by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and other unidentified artists as illustrations to Stephan Fridolin’s (1430–1498) “Schatzbehalter, oder Schrein der waren Reichtümer des Heils unnd ewyger Seligkeit” (Treasure chest of the true riches of the saints and eternal salvation), published and printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger (c1445–1513) in 1491.

See this double-sided woodcut leaf in its context in the publication offered by  

Double-sided leaf of woodcuts on laid paper trimmed on, or slightly within, the image borderline.

Size: (sheet) 25 x 17.5 cm.

Paisey 8 (2002, Catalogue of German printed books to 1900); Dodgson I.237 and 241 (1903–11, Catalogue of Early German and Flemish Woodcuts in the BM, 2 vols).

See also the description of this book offered by the British Museum: (scroll at lower edge for these plates)  

Condition: strong and well-printed, lifetime impressions (based on the quality of line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate) trimmed on, or slightly within, the image borderline. I may be wrong but I believe that the lower borderline on the image of the twenty-one elders is a very dark blue—the handiwork of an earlier collector? —and there are traces of pencil, otherwise, the sheet is in an excellent condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, stains or foxing.

I am selling this double-sided leaf of two remarkably beautiful and large woodcuts published in 1491, for AU$373 in total (currently US$249.96/EUR229.29/GBP200.50 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 marvellous double-sided woodcut leaf, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This leaf of woodcuts has been sold

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