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De Claris Mulieribus (Of Illustrious Women)

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Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473


Unidentified collector (blue leather shield label with rampant fox? and three stars); Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823; his sales May-June 1824, lot 621 [£26,5s]); Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831: Syston Park bookplate and monogram label); Syston Park sale, London, Sotheby, 1884, lot 305 (£29,10, to Bernard Quaritch, London); George Dunn (1864-1912, his sales, third portion, London, Sotheby, November 1917, lot 1927 [£290, to Bernard Quaritch, London]); Edouard Rahir (1862-1924), from whose sale, Paris, lot 264, purchased by MFA for $6,500, May 1931.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

De Mulieribus Claris


Place of Publication

Ulm, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff B-716; Schreiber, Manuel, 3510; BMC II 521; GW 4483; Murray, German, 76


Overall: 30.5 x 21.7 x 3 cm (12 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 81 woodcuts


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books