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Coat of Arms of Strasbourg c.1530

Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder attributed

* 1490 in Dillingen † 1556 in Vienna

Woodcut printed from two blocks in red and black, partially coloured in light yellow. Size of sheet: 25.5 x 16 cm.

Literature: Röttinger 77 (Brunfels);

                  VD16 B 8499, frontispiece (fol.4v). 

Provenance:    Friedrich August II (1797–1854), Dresden (Lugt 971);

Dr. Albert Blum (1882–1952), Short Hills (Lugt Suppl. 79 b). 

A fine example of printing in black and red with the help of stencil colouring.

From Otto Brunfels, Herbarum vivae eicones, vol. I (Strasbourg: Johann Shott, 1530-36).

In 1997 Frank Muller attributed the woodcut to Heinrich Vogtherr. (Frank Muller.  Heinrich Vogtherr l'Ancien: un artiste entre Renaissance et Réforme. Wolfenbütteler Forschungen. Voll. 72. Wiesbaden 1997)

£ 1,600.-


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