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An image of Naples by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

Michael Wolgemut

(Germany 1434/1437 – 30 Nov 1519)

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

(Germany circa 1460 – 1494)

Title
Naples
Year
(1493)
Media category
Print
Materials used
woodcut
Dimensions

40.3 x 28.8 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of J.A. (Tony) Gilbert 1991
Accession number
203.1991
Location
Not on display
Further information

Michael Wolgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

From the 'Nuremberg Chronicle', published by Anton Koberger, Nuremberg 1493

Views of cities featured prominently throughout the pages of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. However, the publisher economised on many of them, and some of the woodcuts are printed from the same blocks for different subjects. This supposed view of Naples is from just such a block; it was also used to represent Damascus, Perugia and Siena. In fact, it appears to be a generalised view of a rather German-looking town.