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Slim album of engravings with hugely outlandish chariot images purporting to record the triumphal entrance of a Russian Prince into the city of Venice. The bullock-drawn chariots feature some classical figures and embellished accoutrements as befitting the rococo-on-baroque cusp of ornament/design.
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Colourful, detailed manuscript pages from (?)1700 after designs from early 16th c. by Durer/Altdorfer/Burgkmair who produced a series of woodcuts intended to celebrate the life of Maximilian I (Roman Emperor). So these pictures are of a grand procession (imaginary) with animals (real and fantastical), soldiers, flags, carriages and royalty intended as a propagandising vehicle for Maximilian to honour and promote his Hapsburg lineage among associates, other rulers and city rulers in his empire. (Festival book)
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Pageant and tournament scenes from allegorical annual town productions in Bologna that occurred from 13th to 18th centuries. Engraved plates here are from late 17th and early 18th cent. with acrobats and dragons and animals chased by spear bearers in theatrical productions in the town square.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on October 25, 2009
Exceptional hand-coloured or hand-painted mid-16th cent. manuscript by Paul Hector Mair called 'De Arte Athletica'. This is volume 2 featuring jousting scenes from tournaments, man-on-man sword, halberd & dagger combat poses as well as mounted rider versus armed foot soldiers and unmounted knights in armor battling at close quarters. The beautiful illustrations here are from Volume 2. Vol. One was seen in the post called Pugnacious Puffy Pants: http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/02/pugnacious-puffy-pants.html
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on June 07, 2009
16th century hand-painted album of jousting knights by Marx Walther. Colourful & fun. Stylising of figures/costumes often look like batman was alive in the 1500s.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on May 30, 2009
This is a group of trophies / insignia / allegorical engravings and rebus (visual words) designs that form part of a manuscript record of a competition between drama/rhetoric societies held at Antwerp in 1561. This whole guild movement in the Low Countries is a fairly esoteric but very influential phenomenon, particularly in disseminating the tenets of the Reformation.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on April 06, 2009
Hand-painted 16th c. manuscript illustrations featuring pairs of knights on horseback in a parade, after designs by Hans Bergkmair. The illustrations are bright, intricate and exquisite, particularly in rendering the horse blanket and headwear decorative motifs/family colours. The original designs were produced for a multi-artist work dedicated to Emperor Maximilian I.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on February 08, 2009
1920s hand-painted silk album depicting scenes from various festivals held in Kyoto. Includes parades carrying dignitaries/shoguns, costumes, devil masks, crowds and street scenes etc. Some of the festivals go back more than a thousand years. The images are delicate, colourful and precise.