Kunstbuchlein (Art Booklet)

Ein frembds und wunderbars kunstbüchlin

Illustrated by Heinrich Vogtherr I (German, 1490–1556), Illustrated by Heinrich Vogtherr II (German, 1513–1568)

Place of Publication: Strassburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, German, 428; Berlin 14; Passavant III, p. 346, no. 5


Overall: 19.3 x 15.6 x 1 cm (7 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Strassburg: Heinrich Vogtherr, 1538) Quarto; 28 leaves; half modern calf, marbled paper boards, brown cloth box.

Illustrations: medallion portraits of Vogtherr father and son on title; Vogtherr coat of arms (fol. A2v); various headdresses, positions of hands and feet, helmets, suits of armor, weapons, cartouches, column capitals, ornamental columns.

Strassburg: Heinrich Vogtherr, 1538


Bibliothaeca Blomiana; Emil Hirsch, from whom purchased in 1936 by Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); his gift to Harvard College Library, from whom purchased by MFA, February 13, 1941.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund