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Title

Naples

(1493)


Artists

Michael Wolgemut

Germany

1434-1437 - 30 Nov 1519

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

Germany

circa 1460 - 1494


About

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.


Details


Date

(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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

203.1991


Artist information

Michael Wolgemut

Works in the collection

6

Artist information

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

Works in the collection

6