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Ancestors and early kings of the Germans / Eusterwon Künig der obern Deutschen (Eusterwon, king of the Upper Germans)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    E,8.293

  • Title (object)

    • Eusterwon Künig der obern Deutschen (Eusterwon, king of the Upper Germans)

    Title (series)

    • Ancestors and early kings of the Germans
  • Description

    Broadside on Eusterwon, king of the Rheinländer with a whole-length male figure in armour holding a long sword in his right hand, set inside an ornamented architectural frame. With letterpress verse by Burkhard Waldis (Nuremberg: 1543). From a series of twelve broadsides on early German kings. Hand-coloured woodcut and letterpress

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1543 (Circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 452 millimetres (Sheet size)
    • Width: 257 millimetres
    • Height: 368 millimetres (Woodcut)
    • Width: 257 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above: 'Eusterwon Künig der obern Deutschen'. Below the woodcut 24 lines of verse divided into two columns: 'Eusterwon war der kleynst von dreyen .... Das groß Caldaisch kayserthum.' Manuscript inscription in brown ink in the cartouche above the figure, smudged and illegible.
  • Curator's comments

    See Curatorial Comment for E,8.283.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 142 (Stör) bibliographic details
    • Dodgson 1903, 1911 I.535.18 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    E,8.293

Broadside on Eusterwon, king of the Rheinländer with a WL male figure in armour holding a long sword in his r hand, set inside an ornamented architectural frame. With letterpress verse by Burkhard Waldis (Nuremberg: 1543). From a series of twelve broadsides on early German kings.  Hand-coloured woodcut and letterpress

Broadside on Eusterwon, king of the Rheinländer with a WL male figure in armour holding a long sword in his r hand, set inside an ornamented architectural frame. With letterpress verse by Burkhard Waldis (Nuremberg: 1543). From a series of twelve broadsides on early German kings. Hand-coloured woodcut and letterpress

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