1570 Woodcut Hans Brosamer Parable Of Good Samaritan Luke 10 Orig Bible Leaf
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1570 Woodcut HANS BROSAMER PARABLE of GOOD SAMARITAN Luke 10 ORIG BIBLE LEAF Description
Woodcut Published: Frankfurt, ca 1570. Leaf ca 32 x 20 cms/12.2 x 7.9 inches. Text in German. Large woodcut by Hans Brosamer FINE DECORATIVE WOODCUT. This rare leaf come from the following rare folio German LUTHER Bible: Biblia Das ist die gantze Heylige Schrifft. Teutsch D. Mart. Luther. Sampt einem Register und schönen Figuren. Hans Brosamer, an old German engraver, was born at Fulda about the year 1506. On account of the small size of his prints he is ranked among what are called the Little Masters. He designed both on wood and copper, although he was properly a wood-engraver, signing himself on his portrait of the Landgrave of Hesse, 'Formschneider zu Erfurt,' where he resided during the latter part of his life. In his copper engravings his style is somewhat modern, and resembles rather the engravers who copied the designs of others than those of the earlier period, who invented their own subjects. He sometimes marked his plates with his name, and sometimes with a cipher. Item Condition: Please view images carefully. Marginal tear (not affecting text).
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