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First Antwerp Woodcutter (active 1485-1491 ) : The flowering rod of Joseph - 1487

Lot reference 15374717

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$ 3 Bidder 9432
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Incunabula woodcut

Technique: Woodcut
Year: 1450-1499
Condition: Overall in good condition
Title of artwork: The flowering rod of Joseph - 1488 edition
Signature: Not signed
Artist: First Antwerp Woodcutter (active 1485-1491)
Sold with frame: No
Total dimensions (in cm): 50 x 35 cm
Picture size (in cm): 19 x 13,30 cm

Condition: The Woodcut is complete with borderlines. A closed tear in the right bottom corner as shown.
Duthc tet in gothic letters on tthe bacside rubricated with red ink. This is incunabula period, before-1500

Joseph, priest and men in the temple. Joseph holds a flowering walking stick with a bird on it. Because of this he is recognized as the future groom of Mary. Joseph is chosen as a husband because his rod is flowering (sometimes a dove on it)

The woodcut here on auction is made by the First Antwerp Woodcutter (active 1485-1491)
It was was first used in 'tBoek vanden leven ons lief heeren Jhesu Christi' in 1488by Claes Leeu.
Seeing the text and rubrication tis is almost certain from the incunabula publication from 1488 by Claes Leeu in Antwerp.

In 1884 Conway has given the makers of the woodcuts fictive names depending on the place of creation:
(Haarlem Woodcutter, Second Gouda Woodcutter, First Antwerp Woodcutter')

Reference of the woodcut here:
First Antwerp Woodcutter,

With special thanks to Prof. Henri Defoer for his accurate article concerning the woodcuts from the Ludolphus editions.
( Jaarboek voor Nederlandse boekgeschiedenis 24/2017)

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  • Good seller. There is a problem here with shipping through a courier. Several parcels have been returned to the sender because I've never known a thing from or about the courier

    esciopodo January 17, 2018

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    aleph January 3, 2018

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