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- Object: Dye zaigung des hochlobwirdigen hailigthums der stifftkirchen aller hailigen zu Wittenburg (The display of the highly praised reliquaries of the church of All Saints at Wittenberg)
A set of 108 woodcuts by Lucas Cranach the Elder, showing reliquaries and treasures in the church of All Saints in Wittenberg, first edition, the title page with electoral coat-of-arms (recto) and an image of All Saints Church (verso) and on the last page an image of the Cucifixion, with letterpress throughout, in a blind-stamped pigskin binding with metal clasps and mounts, bound together with a copy of 'Postilla Guillermi' (Leipzig, Melchior Lotter, 1514, containing numerous woodcuts); printed by Symphorian Reinhart, Wittenberg. 1509
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Height: 192 millimetres (page)
Width: 140 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The so-called Wittenberger Heiligthumsbuch is a catalogue of Frederick the Wise's relic collection, it was printed by Reinhart possibly in collaboration with the workshop of Johann Rhau-Grunenberg. Two editions are known (a third one was probably planned, but never completed); the second, enlarged edition was published in 1510.
There are various single woodcuts from the Heiligthumsbuch in the BM collection.
For another copy of the Heiligthumsbuch, see BM 1911,0708.1 (location 158.d.64)
A 1618 edition reusing some of Cranach's blocks is kept at 159.d.26 (1972,U.486).
A related text, "Levita Catholicvs Contra Exodum Pseud-euangelicam", 1589, (see chapters 31 and 32) is kept at 159.d.28 (Paisey 2002, 294).
Cf. J. Strehle and A. Kunz, Druckgraphiken Lukas Cranachs d.Ä. Im Dienst von Macht und Glauben, exh. cat. Lutterhalle Wittenberg, 1998, no. 60 and pp. 77-8.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995 Jun-Oct, BM, 'German Renaissance Prints, 1490-1550', no.176
2010/11 17 Oct-11 Jan, Cleveland Museum of Art, Treasures of Heaven
2011 13 Feb-8 May, Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, Treasures of Heaven
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