SOUTHERN GERMAN, MID 15TH CENTURY
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
SOUTHERN GERMAN, MID 15TH CENTURY

The Christ Child with Orb and Cross (New Year's Greeting)

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SOUTHERN GERMAN, MID 15TH CENTURY
The Christ Child with Orb and Cross (New Year's Greeting)
woodcut with handcolouring, circa 1470, on laid paper, without watermark, a good, clear impression of this very rare print, with contemporary hand-colouring in green, red, blue, pink, yellow, and silver, small margins, considerable gaufrage verso, the silver in the nimbus oxidised to black and partially cracked and with small losses, a flattened, oblique crease across the sheet with some associated, tiny pigment losses, otherwise in good condition
Block 77 x 56 mm., Sheet 90 x 65 mm.
Literature
Schreiber 773a

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Lot Essay

Schreiber records only one impression, at Sankt Peter in Salzburg, of this charming little print. He describes it as a rubbed woodcut and tentatively suggests a relation to the Master of the Housebook. The colouration of the Salzburg impression seems very similar to the one of the present example. According to Schreiber, the colouration is indicative of an Augsburg workshop .

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