Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540 - Folio with 2 large hand coloured woodcuts - Perch Fish - Perca Marina - 1638

Description
Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540 - Folio with 2 large hand coloured woodcuts - Perch Fish - Perca Marina - 1638
Woodcut - Not signed - 1638

Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540

Folio leaf from: De piscibus by Aldrovandi, 1638

Bologna, N. Thebaldini 1638

Large folio leaf. 2 woodcuts to recto and verso.

33.5 x 22.8 cm

Recent 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
Object
Print
Artist
Cristoforo Coriolano b 1540
Title of artwork
Folio with 2 large hand coloured woodcuts - Perch Fish - Perca Marina - 1638
Period
1700 and before
Year
1638
Technique
Woodcut
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Total dimensions
33.5×22.8×0 cm
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