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127391
FISCHER, Erik and others.

Melchior Lorck.

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Published: Copenhagen Vandkunsten, 2009

Stock Code: 127391

£200
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Notes

First Edition. "Until the publication of this huge catalogue raisonné... Lorck's work remained in the drawers and cabinets of museum collections" (Marina Warner, LRB, 27 May 2010). This "outstanding and exquisitely produced monograph" makes available the woodcuts and drawings of this "unique artist", who spent several years in the court of Sultan Süleyman I in the 16th Century (Review, Chips Smith, Renaissance Quartely, Summer 2010). Fischer is curator of prints and drawings in the royal museum of Copenhagen and one of the world experts on this artist; "for half a century, he has researched the life and works of Lorck" (Review, Silver, Sehepunkte 10, 2010). Along with several other contributors, he offers an in depth look at Lorck's life and amazing work. A fifth volume comprising a second part of the catalogue raisonné was planned but did not appear.

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Description

4 volumes, quarto. 3 volumes text and plates together with drop-back box containing folding facsimile of the Prospect of Constantinople with accompanying text in wrappers, all in original white cloth lettered in black with the artists monogram in black to the front covers, black endpapers, with the dust jackets.

Illustrations

Volumes 1 & 3: biography and primary sources and the catalogue raisonné, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, volume 2: Turkish publication, 1626, 124 illustrations vast majority of which full page 3 of which folding. Volume 4 folding pan

Condition

A few small marks to the dust jackets otherwise very good.

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