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25 Jan 2018 16:30 GMT

[Bernhard JOBIN (d.1597, artist).]

[Stephan Brechtel (1523-1574)] Effigies D. Stephani Brechtelii, Mathematicarum ... ex hac vita excessit, annum agens LI

Published: [Tobias Stimmer], [Strasbourg], [1574]

Reserve: $750

Approximately:

Estimate: $2500-3500

Bidding opens: 25 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 1 Feb 16:30 GMT

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[Bernhard JOBIN (d.1597, artist).]

[Stephan Brechtel (1523-1574)] Effigies D. Stephani Brechtelii, Mathematicarum disciplinarum, Arithmetices cumprimis pertissimi, qui anno Christi MCLXXIIII … ex hac vita excessit, annum agens LI.

[Strasbourg: Tobias Stimmer, 1574]. Broadside epitaph (sheet-size: 11 ½ x 6 ¼ inches) for the mathematician and calligrapher Stephan Brechtel. Image: a half-length woodcut portrait in an oval cartouche in a rectangular scrollwork frame with personifications of Geometry and Astronomy in the upper corners, signed with Stimmer's monogram at lower left and with Jobin's monogram at lower right. Text: five lines of Latin letterpress above containing a brief biography and twelve lines of Latin verse below; with early associated backing sheet (not attached).

Condition: excellent, see images

Rare: a beautiful, deep, crisp impression of this characterful portrait – by a master of his medium.

The Universal Short Title Catalogue records only the British Museum copy. No copies for sale or listed as having previously sold at auction.

Provenance: book sale Christies, NY, 5 December 2017, lot 210 (unsold).

References:

USTC 2507733

British Museum accession number 1924, 0617.24

Geelhaar, Christian, Tobias Stimmer 1539-1584: Spätrenaissance am Oberrhein, Basel, Das Kunstmuseum, 1984, 137

Harms, Wolfgang (ed.), Deutsche Illustrierte Flugblätter des 16 und 17 Jahrhunderts, Tübingen, 1985, continuing, 30 (Tobias Stimmer)

Andresen, A, Der Deutsche Peintre-Graveur ... von dem letzten Drittel des 16 Jahrhunderts bis zum Schluss des 18 Jahrhunderts, Leipzig, 1864, III.16.1.I

See also http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009_04_05_archive.html

  • Overall Condition: excellent
  • Size: 11 ½ x 6 ¼in; 292 x 159mm


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