SCHEDEL HARTMANN

God Father seated on a throne in Heaven.
Date: Nuremberg,1493
P1170386
1.500,00 €
Woodcut, mm 380x240 (sheet 470x320), original colour, verso with german text and a manuscript capital initial coloured with grey colour, text with red underlinings and rubrications. A fine example with light marginal water stain and minor defects in margins From the rare german edition of “Liber Chronicarum”, a milestone of illustrated travel-books and one of the most famous books of the 15th century. The engravings are all by Michael Wohlgemuth, teacher of Albrecht Duerer., his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and some are attributed to the young Duerer. The views from “Liber Chronicarum” or “Nuremberg Chronicle” as it is commonly referred to, are among the earliest realistic obtainable views in the market. This impressive woodcut depicts God the Father seated on a throne surrounded by the firmament. Cherubs cavort in the heavens above and two devilish creatures holding armorial crests are at bottom. A banner reads “God said Let there be and all things were made”.

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