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Persian Commander-in-Chief

Persian Commander-in-Chief / Warrior / Archer. XVth Century. Each in rich costume with the attributes of his profession. 3 plates. Colored woodcuts by the Xylographic Institute of Hugo Kaeseberg (1847 Grimma 1893) after Alois Greil (Linz 1841 – Vienna 1902). C. 1877/84. Inscribed: HKbg. XJ (sheets 2 & 3) / A (sheet 1 “A.”) Greil (18)77 (sheet 2 “Greil ‘77”), otherwise in German as above. 8⅛-8⅞ × 4½-4⅞ in (20.7-22.5 × 11.5-12.5 cm).

Persian WarriorPersian Archer

From Lipperheide Ad 46. – LEAVES OF COSTUME KNOWLEDGE, N.S. 73, 122, 124. – “Of not unessential importance finally is G.’s activity as draughtsman for woodcuts …” (Thieme-Becker XIV, 1921, pp. 584 f.). – Sheet 1 also available apart.

Offer no. 6,411 / EUR  138. (c. US$ 167.) + shipping


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