Pen wrote:From French Emblems at Glasgow:
http://www.emblems.arts.gla.ac.uk/frenc ... m1248_ll3v
Woodcut Attributed to a Young Albrecht Dürer
Basel, not before 1497
The woodcut of "The Christ Child and the Four Evangelists" that decorates this Basel edition of Guillermus Parisiensis's commentaries on the Epistles is executed in a robust manner, especially in its depiction of the Christ Child and the garments of St. John at the lower left. The body of the child is clearly rendered in round contours and by the delicate use of variable parallel lines. The face of Christ is believable, and the spare use of black lines at the neck and shoulders captures a reality completely lacking in the fifty-three illustrations in the remainder of the book. This woodcut has been attributed to artist Albrecht Dürer because the technique used to create it resembles his technique. The attribution is supported by the fact that Dürer made designs for the printer Nicolaus Kesler between 1492 and 1494, when Dürer lived and worked in Basel.
Pen wrote:I'm wondering if the surrounding sunrays are a pun on 'Son of God', and also what he's holding in his right hand.
Pen wrote:An unusual? image of an infant Christ with the four evangelists. I'm wondering if the surrounding sunrays are a pun on 'Son of God', and also what he's holding in his right hand.
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