Full page post incunabula woodcut with old coloured initial woodblocks on the backside
|Condition:||In good condition|
|Title of artwork:||Christ encountering Zacchaeus the tax collector|
|Artist:||Hans Franck ( 1485 - 1522 )|
20 x 15,20 cm on the woodcut borderline in a sheet of 30 x 21 cm..
The full sheet is in very good condition for it's age (over 500 years!)
Two old coloured initials and the collection stamp of Albert Van Loock .(L.3751 )
Christ encountering Zacchaeus the tax collector; Zacchaeus sitting in a tree at left; Christ followed by the apostles and some Pharisees outside Jericho at right;
Reference: Nagler 1858-79 III.896
The woodcut was initially used as illustrations to Ulrich Tengler's 'Layen Spiegel', Augsburg: Otmar, 1509.
The letterpress text on the impressions, however, identifies them as illustrations to one of Geiler's 'Predigt' books, most likely the Brösamlein von des hochgelerten Keiserpergs tisch so er in vil malen pepredigt hatt', Strasbourg: Grüninger, 1517. It seems that most of the woodcuts were previously used in other publications printed by Grüninger from 1510 onwards, such as the Plenarium (1510) or Geiler's sermons on the Virgin (1512).
Woodcutter: Hans Franck (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; Swiss; c.1485 - 1522 before)
Painter and designer of woodcuts. Active in Basel 1505-22. He was a contemporary of Urs Graf whom he accompanied on numerous mercenary campaigns, including the battle of Novara in 1515. He worked in Basel chiefly as a wall-painter, and seems to have specialised in the type of decoration of buildings later used by Hans Holbein the Younger during his years in Basel. Schmid and others have identified him with the Monogrammist HF (active 1516-22 in Basel) whose woodcuts and drawings reveal an inventive personality and are akin to the manner of Graf.
He died in Basel.
Publisher: Johann Grüninger (publisher/printer; German; c.1455 - 1532/33)
Printer; born c.1455 in Markgroningen, active in, and died 1532/3 in Strasbourg (older authorities state that he f.15th-early 16thC)
A rare work in impressive format and delicate edition.
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