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Esther before Ahasuerus

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Description: The Renaissance Print: 1470–1550
Max Lehrs, the scholar who brought order to the history of German and Netherlandish engraving, took it for granted that the earliest intaglio prints were thought of primarily as workshop models and patterns; he considered it unlikely that they could have been much esteemed as valuable objects in their own right. Much the same conclusion can be drawn for Italian prints of the fifteenth century. Lehrs’s view still seems well founded, in part because it establishes a convincing parity between …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.260-358
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00154.007

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