Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzschnitten Band IV (page 1/2)

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Pictures from Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzschnitten (Modern Art in Master Woodcuts), Berlin, c. 1898.

I think I bought this enormous book from Antikvariát Dlážděná in Prague. It’s an “elephant folio” with pages measuring 410×290mm (roughly 11½×16 inches), including many engravings that fill the page or even double-page spreads and fold-outs.

Despite the title, the images are probably engraved on metal, because wood this size was hard to work with.

The date 1898 for this book is a guess; it could be a couple of years on either side.

Title: Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzschnitten Band IV

Editor: Bong, Richard

Published by: Richard Bong

City: Berlin

Date: 1898

Total items: 3

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Wandering Minstrel]

Wandering Minstrel

This youth has a lute strapped to his back and holds an open manuscript book in his left hand in his right, a quill pen. Perhaps he is writing a song, although he won’t get far without an inkwell. [more...] [$]

[picture: Auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt (At Christmasfest)]

Auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt (At Christmasfest)

At the Christmas Festival Market. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate Victorian Border]

Ornate Victorian Border

On the edge of Art Nouveau, this coloured border includes a cherub or putto (a naked boy with or without wings) playing the violin. Originally it surrounded a drawing of a young German woman. [more...] [$]


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Pictures from Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holzschnitten (Modern Art in Master Woodcuts), Berlin, c. 1898.

I think I bought this enormous book from Antikvariát Dlážděná in Prague. It’s an “elephant folio” with pages measuring 410×290mm (roughly 11½×16 inches), including many engravings that fill the page or even double-page spreads and fold-outs.

Despite the title, the images are probably engraved on metal, because wood this size was hard to work with.

The date 1898 for this book is a guess; it could be a couple of years on either side.


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