Master of Gruninger Workshop - Virgil Aeneid: Aeneid - Underworld - The Shade of Deiphobus - 1503

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Master of Gruninger Workshop - Virgil Aeneid: Aeneid - Underworld - The Shade of Deiphobus - 1503
Incunabula & early printing - Quantity: 1 - Hand coloured illustrations - Single sheet

Fine Incunabula woodcut showing the Underworld from Virgil's Aeneid of 1502.


The scene depicts: BkVI:477-534 The Shade of Deiphobus:

And he saw Deiphobus there, Priam’s son, his whole body

mutilated, his face brutally torn, his face and hands both, the ears

ripped from his ruined head, his nostrils sheared by an ugly wound.

Indeed Aeneas barely recognised the quivering form, hiding its dire

punishment, even as he called to him, unprompted, in familiar tones:

‘Deiphobus, powerful in war, born of Teucer’s noble blood,

who chose to work such brutal punishment on you?

From the Sebastian Brandt edition of Virgil's works, 1502, with the woodcut prepared by the Johann Gruninger workshop with a dark rich tone.

Woodcut: 18.3 x 16 cm

Medieval woodcut leaf from the works of Virgil by Sebastian Brandt. This edition is rightly acclaimed for its magnificent series of woodcut illustrations by the anonymous Late Master of the Grüninger Workshop.

Good condition. Latin text to verso with 16th Century manuscript notes.

Lot details
Object
Single sheet
Number of Books
1
Subject
Incunabula & early printing
Author/ Illustrator
Master of Gruninger Workshop
Book Title
Virgil Aeneid: Aeneid - Underworld - The Shade of Deiphobus
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1503
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Sebastian Brandt Edition, 1502
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations
Dimensions
28.5×19 cm
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