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Lombardian Nobleman. About 1450

Lombardian Nobleman. About 1450. Standing from front, presenting a crown. Colored woodcut by or for Richard Henkel in Leipsic after August von Heyden (Breslau 1827 – Berlin 1897). (1878.) Inscribed: AvonHeyden / RHenkel X A, otherwise in German as above. 7⅛ × 4½ in (18.1 × 11.4 cm).

From Lipperheide Ad 46. – LEAVES OF COSTUME KNOWLEDGE NS 196. – With barely perceptible trace of a vertical fold.

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 ”

(Boetticher).

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