Antithesis figurata vitae Christi et Antichristi
Illustrated by Lucas Cranach, the Elder (German, 1472–1553), Illustrated by Hans Cranach (German, died in 1537), Author Martin Luther (German, 1483–1546), Author Philipp Melanchthon (German, 1497–1560), Printer Johann Grünenberg (German, 16th century)
Place of Publication: Wittenberg, Germany
Dodgson, German and Flemish II, 324-25; Hollstein, German, VI, 40-42, cat. 66a-z, Edition IV (illustrations); 169, cat. 36 (title border); Benzing, Lutherbibliographie, 1024
Overall: 18.8 x 15.3 x 2 cm (7 3/8 x 6 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with woodcut title and 26 woodcuts
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[Wittenberg: Johann Grünenberg, 1521] Quarto; 14 leaves; modern vellum boards, reddish-brown cloth slipcase.
Illustrations: decorative title border and opposed scenes from the lives of Christ and the AntiChrist (here personified by the pope).
Wittenberg: Johann Grünenberg, 1521
Karl W. Hiersemann (antiquarian book dealer; b. 1854 - d. 1928), Leipzig; December 15, 1903, purchased from him by the MFA.