[Struck from the same woodblock/woodcut plate as the original Georg Pencz woodblock prints in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The British Museum in London]. Early to mid 16th century Ge rm an and E ur opean early woodblock/woodcut prints of Biblical and classical themed figurative graphic iconography, Late Renaissance/Mannerist printmaking. 4 1/2" Height x 3" Width (Print image). INSCRIPTION(S) & PICTURE FRAMER'S LABEL(S). With original, early 20th century picture framer's label at the back, mounted on unbroken brown paper dustcover.
Inscribed in a box on the top right of the pictorial plane. This is a particularly early and superb Late Renaissance (Mannerist) black and white woodcut print, with exotic, Middle Eastern, Biblical graphic iconography, complete with several assembled figures in period costume and with a harnessed camel, towering over the hatted gentlemen conducting business under the shade of a large tree in the foreground. The woodcut's outside margins were previously trimmed to the outside of the print plate and was tabbed (affixed) onto board, in a float-mounted style, with the print paper's edges exposed. The print isn't besieged by any significant, noticeable tanning or foxing.
In an early 20th century black painted wooden frame, with a disturbed but unbroken dust cover. The frame was not opened and the print has not been inspected out of frame.
The woodcut print is under glass. A simply incredible, marvelous discovery. It should be noted that Georg Pencz studied and worked in the same atelier or artist's workshop, as the famed Ge rm an artist and heralded printmaker Albrecht Durer in Nuremberg, Germany in 1523. Similar woodblock/woodcut prints, struck from the same Georg Pencz woodcut print plate are now currently in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Unit ed St ates and The British Museum, London, England, U n i t e d K i n g d o m. Absolutely, 100% untouched and with an unbroken brown paper dustcover, nearly intact on the verso, with a Cleveland, Ohio picture framer's paper label still affixed to the undisturbed dustcover.Nearly, if not museum quality. Very Good to Excellent overall antique condition. Please scroll down the page to view additional, enlarged photos below. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.