It has taken some research on the net to determine that this unusual item is apparently an early 20th century facsimile of an incunabula (pre 1500 printing) leaf from a book. JOHANN GRUENINGER (1455-1533) was a major, prolific early German printer and publisher, who developed an innovative method for illustrating books. This sheet on rag type paper measures 11" by 8". There's text in old Latin, and an image of the Trojan Horse outside of Troy, the soldiers entering his side! Note the vivid and carefully applied hand coloring. This has been matted to show just the image area but you could re-mat to include the text. At bottom appears the more modern information that gives this away as a facsimile....."No. 1507", etc. Apparently the original woodcut image dates to the year 1502. All in a simple blond wood frame. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PRINTS AND PAINTINGS IN MY SHOP.
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