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Topic: engravings

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Album with Twelve Engravings of The Passion, a Woodcut of Christ as the Man of Sorrows, and a Metalcut of St. Jerome in Penitence

Album with Twelve Engravings of The Passion, a Woodcut of Christ as th...

This fascinating album provides vivid testimony to the way in which prints were used in the fifteenth century. Twelve outstanding early impressions of Israhel van Meckenem’s engravings of the Passion are interl... more

[Christ praying on the Mount of Olives] / M.S.
Man of sorrow

Man of sorrow

Print shows Jesus Christ on the cross.

Bacchanal with a Wine Vat

Bacchanal with a Wine Vat

Throughout his life, Mantegna was fascinated with classical antiquity. In the middle of the sixteenth century, the biographer Giorgio Vasari, was the first of many to note how Mantegna's work in two dimensions... more

Aristotellis stragiritae de historia animalium liber primus

Aristotellis stragiritae de historia animalium liber primus

Decorative border and text in: De natura animalium [...] / Aristotle. Venice : Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1492. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C... more

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monsters]

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monste...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Magenberg. Augsburg : J. Bamler, 1481. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 79.

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone Martini, half-length portrait, facing right.

[The Triumph of Time]

[The Triumph of Time]

Allegorical representation of Time, winged man, on chariot pulled by two deer.

16th century mechanized warfare

16th century mechanized warfare

Photograph shows reproduction of engraving of mechanized catapult.

[The visitation]

[The visitation]

Print after Albrecht Dürer's woodcut Visitation, no. 8 in his Life of the Virgin series, shows the Virgin and St. Elizabeth, both pregnant, greeting each other as Zacharias stands in a doorway. Dürer's pet dog ... more

Man of Sorrows with Hands Bound

Man of Sorrows with Hands Bound

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Dürer created only three prints in the medium of drypoint. Since the other two are dated 1512, this drypoint is presumed to date from the same time. The print was thus produced at the height of the artist's car... more

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

[Dancing peasant couple] / AD [monogram].

[Dancing peasant couple] / AD [monogram].

Bradley Collection (Library of Congress). Meder, 88

Saint Christopher facing left AD monogram

Saint Christopher facing left AD monogram

Print shows Saint Christopher crossing a river carrying infant Jesus on his shoulders. Title devised by Library staff. Trimmed to plate mark. Print no. 53 from Marsh Collection.

[St. Christopher, facing right] / AD [monogram].

[St. Christopher, facing right] / AD [monogram].

Saint Christopher walking across river with child on his back, hermit in background.

St. James Major

St. James Major

In Mariette Album, folio 3, bottom second Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

Astrology

Astrology

In Mariette Album, folio 40, top left Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

Hercules defeating the river god Acheolus in the form of a bull, with three women to his left holding cornucopias, from a series of six engravings of Herculean Subjects

Hercules defeating the river god Acheolus in the form of a bull, with ...

This engraving is one of a series of the six feats of Hercules commissioned from Rosso and Caraglio by Baviero de' Carocci, who had been Raphael's printing assistant. When the river god Achelous fought with Her... more

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

In Mariette Album, folio 7, top Vincenzo Caccianemici (Italian, died 1542)

[Telescoping siege machine]

[Telescoping siege machine]

Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege.

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Print shows two soldiers resting on an air mattress made by sewing together and inflating animal skins.

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

Print shows a device with a long tube for breathing, worn over the head, to allow a soldier to walk underwater; also shows the device being used in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Fl.... more

[Jan van Leyden]

[Jan van Leyden]

Title from shelflist card. Bartsch, 182. Hubbard Collection.

The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

In Mariette Album folio 23, top Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Print shows a torquetum, a 16th century measuring device. Title from item. Illus. in: Astronomicum cæsareum. [Ingolstadii : 1540]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ...... more

[The story of the first men]

[The story of the first men]

Print shows 6 small scenes. Each measures ca. 8.8 x 6.5 cm.

The Presentation in the Temple

The Presentation in the Temple

In Mariette Album, folio 15, top Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

The Circumcision

The Circumcision

In Mariette Album, folio 8, top right Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

Pictores operis, Heinricus Fullmaurer, Albertus Meyer, sculptor Vitus Rodolph Speckle

Pictores operis, Heinricus Fullmaurer, Albertus Meyer, sculptor Vitus ...

Portraits of the three men who created the illustrations for this botanical book. Heinrich Füllmaurer transferring drawing to woodblock, Albrecht Meyer drawing the plant on the table, and Veit Rudolph Speckle, ... more

The Birth fygures

The Birth fygures

Woman's stool (birthing chair), fetus in uterus, feet down, and fetus in uterus, head down, latter marked "This is the naturall and best way of birth".

Cucumis sativus vulgaris, cucumern

Cucumis sativus vulgaris, cucumern

Illustration shows a Cucumber plant.

Quarta musculos commonstrantium figura, omnes in posteriori corporis

Quarta musculos commonstrantium figura, omnes in posteriori corporis

Anatomical rare view of cadaver standing on skull holding head sections, with bones and musculature keyed to surrounding text.

The Story of Samson

The Story of Samson

Cornelis Massys (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1510/11–1556/57 Antwerp)

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Print shows two soldiers with a horse-drawn ballista. The device, mounted on a wagon, is manipulated like a crossbow, shooting large arrows at enemy fortifications. The horses are well covered with armor.

Expositio liburnæ

Expositio liburnæ

Print shows an oxen-powered paddle-wheel ship used for military purposes.

Expositio thoracomachi

Expositio thoracomachi

Print shows a soldier wearing a cuirass, a leather tunic or breastplate, used as protective armor during battle. Also shown are leather helmets, leggings, and footwear. Title from item. Illus. in: Notitia vtraq... more

Design for a Rapier Hilt and Scabbard Chape

Design for a Rapier Hilt and Scabbard Chape

This print of an elaborately decorated rapier hilt is a fine impression from a rare series of plates by Pierre Woeiriot, a goldsmith and prolific engraver. It is also an excellent example of the design and orna... more

Portraict des of de l'oyseau

Portraict des of de l'oyseau

Bird skeleton with bones lettered for comparison with human skeleton; partial key at bottom.

Design for a Sword-belt, a Knife and a Stylus

Design for a Sword-belt, a Knife and a Stylus

Pierre Woeiriot was trained as a goldsmith, but is renowned for his work as an engraver and printmaker. His prints feature his own original renderings of portraits, biblical scenes, religious emblems, jewelry, ... more

Portraict de l'amas des os humains, mis en comparaison de l'anatomie de ceux des oyseaux ...

Portraict de l'amas des os humains, mis en comparaison de l'anatomie d...

Human skeleton with bones lettered for comparison with a bird skeleton.

St. Andrew

St. Andrew

In Mariette Album, folio 86, top center Etched by Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

Justicia

Justicia

Justice stands blindfolded as people around her are being tortured.

Prophet

Prophet

In Mariette Album, folio 86, top right Etched by Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

[Ornate title page illustration for I qvattro libri dell'architettvra by Andrea Palladio]

[Ornate title page illustration for I qvattro libri dell'architettvra ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: I qvattro libri dell'architettvra, ... / Andrea Palladio. Venetia : D. de' Franceschi, 1570, title page. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Weste... more

Square Panel with Vegetal Scrollwork, Flowers and Fruits

Square Panel with Vegetal Scrollwork, Flowers and Fruits

Sheet from a series of 40 goldsmith's designs, published by Zan in 1581 and again in 1584 by Stephan Hermann. The print shows a square panel with an all-over pattern of vegetal scrollwork. In the center of the ... more

Habitus variarum orbis gentium

Habitus variarum orbis gentium

Jean Jacques Boissard (French, 1528–1602)

La Joyeuse & magnifique Entrée de Monseigneur François, Fils de France, et Frere Unique du Roy,..., Duc de Brabant, ... en sa tres-renommé ville d' Anvers

La Joyeuse & magnifique Entrée de Monseigneur François, Fils de France...

Attributed to Abraham de Bruyn (Flemish, Antwerp 1540–1587 Cologne (?))

[Allegorical representation of Time rewarding Industry and punishing Indolence] / M. de vos, inventor ; R. Sadler [sic] scalps. et excud.

[Allegorical representation of Time rewarding Industry and punishing I...

Bradley Collection. Inscription: Praemia virtutum .. Pigritiae.