1494 Albrecht Dürer / Woodcuts  for the Ship of Fools

Albrecht Dürer               Stultifera Navis           The Ship of Fools           Sebastian Brant           Gnad-Her-Meister

The art history of engraving can not been imagined without the enormous impact of Albrecht Dürer.
Right out of the middle ages he brought this art field to unknown heights. is woodcuts for the ship of fools where some of his earliest attributions to western art.
I'm glad to offer some of these woodcuts from the first publication from 1494.

Stultifera Navis

Woodcut from the first edition
Basel 1494

Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)

Below four woodcuts attributed to the young Albrecht Dürer.
Woodcuts from the ship of fools are very desirable but here we have some very early incunabula impressions with rich rubrification in red.
The info that came with these woodcuts catalogues them as very rare impressions from the first edition in Basel in 1494. 

The Road to Salvation

attributed to the young Albrecht Dürer

Stultifera Navis

Gnad-Her-Meister (ca 1494)

Below a woodcuts attributed to the Gnad-Her-Meiser who signed for only a few of the woodcuts from the ship of fools.
The edition is still 15th or very early 16th century

Of Borrowing

Attributed to the Gnad-Her-Meister

Below a links towards more info:


Each woodcut measures 11,50 by 8,30 cm
Measurements of the sheet: 14,50 by 20 cm

Other renaissance woodcuts by the great German masters

Master UA (active 1440)
Erhard Reuwich of Utrecht (active 1486)
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)
Albrecht Altdorfer (1480 - 1538)
Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)
Hans Leonard Schaufelein

All these works are available for purchase.
Of course you can access larger images by clicking on the thumbnail images above.
Contact me for a price list if interested.

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