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.
- Single sheet
- Number of Books
- Incunabula & early printing
- Author/ Illustrator
- Master of Gruninger Workshop
- Book Title
- Virgil Aeneid: Aeneid - Underworld - The Shade of Deiphobus
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Sebastian Brandt Edition, 1502
- Hand coloured illustrations
- 28.5×19 cm