Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
1532 Anton Woensam (c.1493-96-c.1541) Woodcut title page Folio Dionysii - Master Engraving
Anton Woensam was a German painter and wood-engraver. He moved from Worms to Cologne c. 1510. Probably trained as a painter with his father Jaspar, but primarily made his living from designing book illustrations.
Title-page border with Evangelists; at top: God the Father enthroned in heaven, with Christ showing his wounds at left, and the Virgin Mary at right; eight scenes along both sides of Evangelists and Church Fathers at their desks engaged in writing, identified by their attributes; below, the ecstacy of Dionysus;
On verso: Standing Portrait of Dionysius
Used in Dionysius Carthusianus's 'Operum minorum Tomus Primum' (Cologne, Johann Soter) 1532
Woodcut and letterpress
Trimmed with small border. Very light diagonal crease. Verso with marginal tabs from earlier mounting.