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Peter Schoeffer portrait, XV century engraving
Portrait of Peter Schoeffer ( 1425 – 1503), German printer former apprentice of Johannes Gutemberg in workshop partnership with the money-lender Johann Fust, he is seen as an intellectual property theft regarding the Gutemberg invention of printing
Johann Fust portrait, XV century engraving
Portrait of Johann Fust (1400 – 1466), rich banker in Mainz Germany, financial partner of Johannes Gutemberg supplying the money to carry out his print invention. In partnership with Peter Schoeffer apprentice printer of Gutemberg
XV century, portrait of Johannes Müller von Königsberg known as Regiomontanus, vintage engraving
Johannes Müller von Königsberg (6 June 1436 – 6 July 1476), known as Regiomontanus, was a German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, translator, instrument maker and Catholic bishop
Woodcut, “The old man”, by Hans Lützelburger (?-1526)
XV century, Illustration by Hans Lützelburger inspired to Hans Holbein’s “Totentanz” (“La danse macabre”, a collection of 40 woodcuts): an old man walking hand in hand with Death, the friend who will free him from his pains.
Woodcut, “Passion”, by Albrecht Dürer, (1471-1528 )
Front cover of the book “Passion”, illustrated by Albrecht Dürer, XV century
“Christ Child”, pen drawing by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
From the prayer book of Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519). Surprisingly enough in the illustration an angel, some cherubs, a donkey and a bishop (or maybe the Emperor himself) can be easily discerned, but the Christ Child must be very well … Continued
“Mary on the half-moon”, copper engraving by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
“Madonna and Child on a Crescent Moon”(1498) by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Mary and Jesus sorrounded by heavenly glow. The unmistakable signature of Albrecht Dürer wouldn’t guarantee the authenticity by itself, but the style does.