Noble Venetian Lady

Venetian Lady, Noble. First half of the XVth century. Laterally to the left standing on a landing stage, with slightly gathered up garment. Colored woodcut heightened with gold and silver after August v. Heyden (Breslau 1827 – Berlin 1897) at Hugo Kaeseberg (1847 Grimma 1893). (1878.) Inscribed: HKbg. X. I / AvHeyden, otherwise as above. 7⅞ × 3⅞ in (20 × 9.8 cm).

From Lipperheide Ad 46. – LEAVES FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE N.S. 70. – 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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