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

Saint Jerome penitent

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SOUTHERN GERMAN, LATE 15TH CENTURY
Saint Jerome penitent
woodcut with hand-colouring and letterpress text, circa 1490-1500, on laid paper, without or with indistinct watermark, a good impression of this extremely rare woodcut, printing strongly and clearly, with contemporary hand-colouring in green, ochre, brown and red, with the prayer in German 'O Säliger und hoher lererJheronyme' in letterpress below, published by Johann Froschauer, Augsburg, circa 1498, with margins on all sides, the lower right corner with part of the text lost, the sheet toned and stained, a few scattered wormholes in sheet, the image generally in good condition
Block 319 x 248 mm., Sheet 388 x 266 mm.
Provenance
Possibly Dietrich Schindler (1795-1882), Zürich (see Lugt 793 & 4432; without mark).
Dr Otto Schäfer (1912-2000), Schweinfurt, Germany (not in Lugt).
Literature
Schreiber 1528

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Lot Essay

The present impression appears to be the only known contemporary impression of this large single-leaf woodcut and prayer sheet.
Although cut down in size above and below, the original woodblock has survived and is kept in the Derschau Collection at the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin.

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