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- Series: Life of the Virgin
Title page from the series of 20 woodcuts printed by Hieronymus Höltzel in Nuremberg in 1511; showing the Virgin Mary and Child seated on a pillow on a crescent moon, above five lines of Latin letterpress title, and Latin text in letterpress on the verso. c.1511
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Height: 313 millimetres (title and woodcut)
Height: 206 millimetres (woodcut)
Width: 194 millimetres (woodcut)
- Curator's comments
- This is the first plate from a complete copy of the series printed by Hieronymus Höltzel, Nuremberg, 1511. It consists of a title-page and 19 illustrations, all but the last with Latin text in antiqua letterpress on the verso. The text was compiled by Benedictus Chelidonius. This copy is bound together with the 'Large Passion' series (1895-1-22-607 to 618) and the second Latin edition of the 'Apocalypse' series (1895-1-22-580 to 595); each title-page is signed by a very early owner, N Foucquart, and the album has the bookplate of W Mitchell.
For a general book entry by Meder, see Meder p.283, XX.
Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy (BM exh.cat., 2002), no.118a (opened at the 'Large Passion')
Paisey (BM cat. 2002), no.123.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Epitome In Divae Parthenices Mariae Historiam Ab Alberto Durero...
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