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Antique Print-COURTESAN-COSTUME-PROSTITUTE-WOMAN-ITALY-ROME-Weigel-Amman-1577
Antique print, titled: 'CXLI. Curtisana Sive Meretrix Romana' - This rare early plate shows a courtesan or prostitute from Rome, Italy in 16th century costume. Wood block print with hand colouring. on A verge type of hand-laid paper. paper. Description: From: 'Habitus praecipuorum populorum tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte depicti. Trachtenbuch: Darin fast allerley und der fürnembsten Nationen/die heutigs tags bekandt sein/Kleidungen beyde wie es bey Manns und Weibspersonen gebreuchlich/mit allem viess abgerissen sein/sehr lustig und kurtzweilig zusehen', published by H. Weigel 1577, Nuremberg. Ref: Colas, 113; Brunet, III, 7; Graesse I, 104; Lipperheide 7 & 8; Rahir, 290; Hiler, p. 895.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jost Amman' after an anonymous artist. Jost Amman (1539-91) was born in Switzerland but in 1561 moved to Nuremberg, Germany, which was a prosperous and important city in the sixteenth century. He is known for his book illustrations, of which he was a prolific designer. He also made single sheet woodcuts and etchings, as well as designs for stained glass and ornamental metalwork. Condition: Good, given age. A few minor restorations near the edges. Soft vertical crease near left edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-E3-18 Iscra The overall size is ca. 7.9 x 12.3 inch. The image size is ca. 6.5 x 11.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 20 x 31.3 cm. The image size is ca. 16.5 x 28.5 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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