Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540; Aldrovandi - 2 Folio woodcuts on one leaf - Fish - Red Gurnards - Hand coloured - 1638

Description
Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540; Aldrovandi - 2 Folio woodcuts on one leaf - Fish - Red Gurnards - Hand coloured - 1638
Woodcut - Not signed - 1638

2 woodcuts, recto and verso of one leaf.

Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540

Folio leaf from: De piscibus by Aldrovandi, 1638

Bologna, N. Thebaldini 1638

Large folio leaf:

33.5 x 22.8 cm

Later hand colour.

Nissen ZBI 70. Nissen, Fischb. 7. Westwood/Satchell 3. Huber 56. - Aldrovandi (1522-1605), " ... von seinen Zeitgenossen - vielleicht nicht ganz ohne Ironie - als Pontifex Maximus der Naturgeschichte angesprochen, der es darin an Gründlichkeit und Weitschweifigkeit bis zum äußersten trieb. In künstlerischer Hinsicht sind seine Figuren jedoch uneingeschränkt zu loben... ganz besonders lobt er seinen Holzschneider Cristoforo Coriolano (Lederer?) aus Nürnberg, der zusammen mit seinem Enkel die Figuren so elegant geschnitten habe, daß sie eher wie Kupferstiche wirkten" (Nissen, Fischbücher S. 14 f.).

Translated. Nissen: "His figures deserve praise in artistic terms ... he particularly praises his woodcutter Cristoforo Coriolano (Lederer?) From Nuremberg, who, together with his grandson, cut the figures so elegantly that they looked more like copperplate engravings.

Lot details
Artist
Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540; Aldrovandi - 2 Folio woodcuts on one leaf
Title of artwork
Fish - Red Gurnards - Hand coloured - 1638
Year
1638
Technique
Woodcut
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
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