Burgundian Nobleman / Noblewoman / Page / Young Noblewoman, XVth Century. 4 sheet. Colored woodcuts raised with gold and silver (sheets 1, 2, 4) by Richard Henkel in Leipsic after August v. Heyden (Breslau 1827 – Berlin 1897). (1878.) Inscribed: Av(on)Heyden / R(ich). Henkel X. A., otherwise as above. 7½-7⅝ × 4½-5⅛ in (19-19.5 × 11.5-13 cm).
From Lipperheide Ad 46. – LEAVES FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE New Series 49-52. – The 1st sheet with light trace of fold at the edge of the image.
Coming from mining Heyden devoted himself to the arts since the late ’50s and made his mark as i. a. history painter, but
“ His occupation with costume knowledge and the history of traditional costumes gave rise to entrust him, after the retirement of Hermann Weiß (in Berlin), with the lectures in the mentioned subjects first temporarily, then … (1885) finally. 1889 he received the professorship ”
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