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Original woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the Fish Bladder watermark (Meder 309).
Signed with the artist’s monogram on a tablet in the block lower right.
A fine 16th century Meder “d” (of g) impression printed after the Latin Edition of 1511, circa 1580, bearing no letterpress text on the verso. One of 20 woodcuts (frontispiece and 19 plates) issued in the album The Life of the Virgin.
Catalog: Bartsch 91; Kurth 189; Meder 203.d; Panofsky 311; Strauss 77; Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum 181.
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Trimmed down to the borderline on all four sides, otherwise in excellent condition.
Collections in which this state of this woodcut can be found: Herzog-Anton-Ulrich-Museum, Kupferstichkabinett, Braunschweig; Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques (Collection Rothschild), Paris; Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna.