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Jigsaw Puzzle : Gospel Book with Evangelist Portraits: Saint Mark, c. 1480. Creator: Hausbuch Master (German)

Gospel Book with Evangelist Portraits: Saint Mark, c. 1480. Creator: Hausbuch Master (German)



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Gospel Book with Evangelist Portraits: Saint Mark, c. 1480. Creator: Hausbuch Master (German)

Gospel Book with Evangelist Portraits: Saint Mark, c. 1480. Each of the four gospels, here in Latin, are preceded by a full-page miniature of the appropriate Evangelist. As is conventional, the Evangelists are represented as contemporary scribes seated at a lectern surrounded by all the accouterments of the trade---inkpots, quill pens, penknives, etc. The miniatures style is characteristically German late Gothic in its expressive use of angular drapery and realistic detail. Each miniature, however, bears the marks of The Hausbuch Masters hand: notice the terrace space for each figure and the emphasis on realistically rendered details, such as the furniture construction and the tools of the scribe as well as the facial types, with their heavy-lidded, downcast eyes. This artist was occasionally noted for his humor, as here in the portrait of the Evangelist John in which he depicted the saint erasing an error in his text with a pen knife in his left hand and a quill pen in his right. The skillful penwork, tracery, vine scrolls, and the large initials are the work of the other artists. The binding is original. The Hausbuch Master is known primarily for an album of lively drawings as well as some ninety copper engravings. He was also a panel painter of some distinction

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And Gold On Vellum Bound Volume Hausbuch Master German Middle Rhine Original Blind Stamped Leather Binding


Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Pieces)

Delve into the rich history of art with our captivating jigsaw puzzle from Media Storehouse. This intricately detailed puzzle features the Gospel Book with Evangelist Portraits: Saint Mark, created around 1480 by the Hausbuch Master. Each piece of this German masterpiece comes to life as you assemble the stunning miniature of Saint Mark, the Evangelist, accompanied by the ancient Latin text of the Gospel of Mark. Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of this exquisite artwork while enjoying the therapeutic process of piecing together the intricate design. Perfect for art enthusiasts, collectors, or anyone seeking a challenging and rewarding puzzle experience.

1000 piece puzzles are custom made in Australia and hand-finished on 100% recycled 1.6mm thick laminated puzzle boards. There is a level of repetition in jigsaw shapes with each matching piece away from its pair. The completed puzzle measures 76x50cm and is delivered packaged in an attractive presentation box specially designed to fit most mail slots with a unique magnetic lid

Jigsaw Puzzles are an ideal gift for any occasion

Estimated Product Size is 50.2cm x 76cm (19.8" x 29.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print showcases a Gospel Book with Evangelist Portraits, specifically Saint Mark, created by the renowned German artist known as the Hausbuch Master around 1480. The book features each of the four gospels in Latin, accompanied by a full-page miniature of the corresponding Evangelist. In line with tradition, these miniatures depict contemporary scribes seated at lecterns surrounded by various tools of their trade such as inkpots, quill pens, and penknives. The distinctive style of this late Gothic artwork is characterized by angular drapery and meticulous attention to detail. The Hausbuch Master's touch can be seen in every aspect of these miniatures - from the carefully constructed furniture to the realistic rendering of facial features like heavy-lidded eyes that gaze downward. This particular artist was also known for his playful sense of humor, evident in his depiction of Saint John erasing an error in his text using a pen knife held in his left hand while holding a quill pen in his right. While other artists contributed to this masterpiece through their skillful penwork and intricate designs such as tracery and vine scrolls, it is important to note that the binding remains original. The Hausbuch Master's artistic talents extended beyond illuminating manuscripts; he was also recognized for an album filled with lively drawings and approximately ninety copper engravings. Additionally, he achieved distinction as a panel painter. This remarkable print captures not only the beauty but also the historical significance of this Gospel Book with Evangelist Portraits created by none other than the talented Hausbuch Master himself.

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