Portrait of Vasily Ivanovitch



Portrait of Vasili III, Prince of Moscow
Object type: print
Museum number: 1933,0614.28
Title: Die Bildnus Ywan Wasiliewitz (Portrait of Vasily Ivanovitch)
Description: half-length, in profile to left; wearing a fur-brimmed hat with a crown and holding a sceptre; set in an arched architectural frame, with letterpress verse by Hans Sachs.
Hand-coloured woodcut and letterpress
Print made by: Erhard Schön Printed by: Hans Weigel Date: 1528
1564-1577 (Printed)
Printed in: Nuremberg, German
Materials: paper
Technique: letterpress, woodcut, hand-coloured
Dimensions: Height: 380 millimetres, Width: 292 millimetres
Inscriptions:
   12 lines of letterpress text to the left and right of the hat: 'Schau Mensch hie hast in der Figur .... Des mechtigen Königs zu Poln re.'
   Publication line at upper right: 'Gedruckt zu Nürnberg durch Hans Weygel Formschneyder'
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