An image of Naples

Michael Wolgemut

(Germany 1434/1437 – 30 Nov 1519)

Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

(Germany circa 1460 – 1494)

Naples

Location
Not on display
Further information

Michael Wolgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

From the 'Nuremberg Chronicle', published by Anton Koberger, Nuremberg 1493

Views of cities featured prominently throughout the pages of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. However, the publisher economised on many of them, and some of the woodcuts are printed from the same blocks for different subjects. This supposed view of Naples is from just such a block; it was also used to represent Damascus, Perugia and Siena. In fact, it appears to be a generalised view of a rather German-looking town.

Year
(1493)
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut
Dimensions
40.3 x 28.8 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of J.A. (Tony) Gilbert 1991
Accession number
203.1991