1502 Woodcut From Virgil's Aeneid - Aeneas and Armored Troops Gather Before Troy
Fine medieval woodcut from the 1502 first Sebastian Brandt edition of Virgil's Aeneid, printed by the renowned German printer Johannes Gruninger in Strasbourg. Later hand color.
One of the great German woodcut books of the Renaissance, this edition is rightly acclaimed for its magnificent series of illustrations. While the specific artist who created this stunning woodcut illustration is unknown, scholars have named him the "Late Master of the Gruninger Workshop".
Woodcut depicts a medieval arcadian landscape with Aeneas and armored troops gathered before Troy.
References: Adams V-457; Brunet VI:1277; Muther 537; P. Kristeller, Die Strassburger Buchillustration (1888), pp.32-46, no. 99. Fact and Fantasy 12.
Condition: As shown, on paper in good condition with margins trimmed to woodcut borders, small area of repair to top left corner, Latin text to verso and minor signs of aging. 19.5 x 14.5 cm.
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