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Turning the Pages: After Heinrich Vogtherr (German, 1490-1556), <em>A New Art Book</em>, 1549

Turning the Pages: After Heinrich Vogtherr (German, 1490-1556), A New Art Book, 1549

Henrich Vogtherr the Elder and his son illustrated an exceedingly popular book of woodcut patterns for artists in Strassburg in 1538. This pirated Dutch copy from about a decade later includes all new woodcuts and no introduction, but captures the abstract spirit of the original with its grasping hands, armor details and elaborate, antiquated women's hairdos.



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