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Bradel structure with flying boards. Sewn on four yellow snakeskin strips. Yellow leather headbands. Red goatskin back. Wooden boards covered with mahogany veneer. Wooden relief onlays. Ochre suede flyleaves. Decoration depicting Edgard Claes's…
Woodcut of St. Jerome in his cell surrounded by books, writing implements, a devotional Crucifix, and a faithful lion who guards his studious retreat. Dürer also included symbolism in the broad cardinal's hat and fur-lined robes, books, hourglass,…
Dürer’s godfather, Anton Koberger (c. 1445–1513) created the most important illustrated book produced in Nuremberg during Dürer’s youth, this two-volume German Bible. The woodcuts used in this book originally were produced in Cologne for Heinrich…
Another work published by Koberger. This devotional written by Stephan Fridolin narrates 100 events in the life of Christ with 91 woodcut illustrations by Michael Wolgemut, who taught Dürer starting in 1486.
The most extensively illustrated book of the fifteenth century was the “Nuremberg Chronicle,” issued in Latin and German editions. Also published by Dürer’s godfather, this history of the world from its creation to the year 1493 included 1,809…
On his return trip to Nuremberg from Basel, Dürer traveled to Freiburg im Breisgau, where he provided the design for this striking title page woodcut. The image consists of two woodblocks: one for the lady holding the printer’s armorial device, which…
The "Nuremberg Chronicle," a history of the world from the Creation to the year 1493, was the most profusely illustrated book printed during the fifteenth century. Scholars seeking to identify illustrations that might have been contributed by Dürer…
Despite his wishes, Dürer never had the opportunity to portray Luther from life. Most Europeans came to recognize Luther’s features through portraits by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), who became one of Luther’s closest friends, and Hans Baldung…
The cultural legacy of Dürer’s art lived on long after his death in 1528. In this 1571 catechism for Lutheran children, the lessons concerning Baptism and Communion were introduced by two illustrations. Judas has already departed from the meal and…
This 1564 reprinting of Luther’s Passional Christi und Antichristi includes 26 woodcuts by Lucas Cranach the Elder that were first printed in 1521. These highly effective polemical prints compared the ministry of Christ against the corruption of the…
Martin Luther's second edition German Bible, translated from the original Greek, known as "Dezembertestament" or the "December Testament" includes woodcut illustrations done by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Closely based on the Apocalypse woodcuts of…
In this treatise Dürer explained the basic principles of “the art of measurement, without which no one can become a true artisan.” Illustrated with Dürer’s woodcuts throughout, the book concerns linear geometry, two–dimensional figures, geometric…
This book provided Dürer’s models for the fortification of cities, castles, and smaller outposts. His woodcut diagrams show various defenses combining moats, ditches, earthen bulwarks, projecting bastions, corner blockhouses, and somewhat fanciful…
Dürer’s treatise on human proportions represented the culmination of nearly three decades of investigation into the anatomical workings and proportions of the human body - the first of its kind in northern European art. In numerous woodcut diagrams,…
Written for fifteenth-century nuns in a Bavarian dialect, this tiny manuscript contains two miniatures that introduce lengthy prayers to saints, including some local to Bavaria. The tools used to decorate the binding likewise indicate localization…
Personalized devotional manuscript for an unidentified Catholic woman. It includes the morning prayer to the Trinity, a series of prayers for Mass, Confession, and Communion, and devotions to the Trinity, the Virgin Mary and other popular saints,…
The title of this German prayer manuscript, intended for the Catholic laity, translates loosely as "the spiritual alarm clock." The book contains prayers accompanied by illuminations.
This calligraphic prayer book written in German script was compiled for a Catholic family's private use. Neither the identity of its maker nor its place of origin has been identified. Although the design of the manuscript echoes printed books of the…
A manuscript prayer book produced for Josephine Hofmainin by Joseph Jillich. It has a variety of decorative techniques including cut-outs, paste-ins, calligraphic headings, polychrome portraits, and engravings.
German prayer book with gold and black gothic calligraphy and thirteen plates by Franz Heissig. The text includes prayers, meditations, and religious exercises.
Rules for monastic living, bound in south Germany, with a later brass clasp. Chancery sextodecimo, 114 x 77 mm.
In this picture Bible by Johann Buno, a Lutheran school teacher in Leburg, the fifty-four engravings illustrate virtually every chapter of the scriptures. Within each engraving, the individual pictorial elements represent particular chapters, while…
Intended for young readers, this rhyming German lithographic broadside narrates the story of Christ's Passion by means of a rebus, combining printed text and sixty-three hand colored images that stand in for particular words.
Eighteenth-century Eucharistic treatise with an illustration of the Mass ceremony in progress, showing a simpler form of cartagloria on the altar in front of the priest.
Engraved devotional tryptich on paper depicting the Virgin and Child; both figures enshrined at center, depicted as hovering over ill or injured person to left and right. The single sheet of paper was cut and folded to form a small envelope that…