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Nine Portraits of Philosophers and Bishops, 1493

  • Anton Koberger, German
  • Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, German, 1494-1494
  • Michael Wolgemut, German, 1434-1519

Woodcut and letterpress in black, colored by hand on laid paper

  • Sheet: 16 5/8 × 11 3/4 inches (42.2 × 29.8 cm)

Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass

45.87.B

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • German
  • Philosophers
  • Bishops (prelates)
  • Hand coloring
  • Letterpress printing
  • Woodcut (process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Figures (representations)
  • Portraits
  • Woodcut (print)
  • Text

purchased by Lillian Henkel Haas [1879-1960] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA)

1945-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

The Nuremburg Chronicle: A Facsimile of Hartmann Schedel's Buch der Chroniken. New York, 1979.

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff; Michael Wolgemut, Nine Portraits of Philosophers and Bishops, 1493, woodcut and letterpress in black, colored by hand on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass, 45.87.B.