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  • Place of origin:

    Augsburg (made)

  • Date:

    1475 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hohenwang, Ludwig, born 1440 (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woodcut printed on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case JENNINGS, shelf 3

Physical description

Print, the letter A. Woodcut mounted on card with letters arranged in alphabetical order.

Place of Origin

Augsburg (made)


1475 (made)


Hohenwang, Ludwig, born 1440 (printer)

Materials and Techniques

woodcut printed on paper


Height: 380 mm mount size, Width: 266 mm

Object history note

Initials from the Guldin Bible

Descriptive line

Print, the letter A, woodcut printed by Ludwig Hohenwang, Augsburg, 1475, from the Jennings Collection of alphabets, initial letters and title-pages from the 15th and 16th centuries

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jennings, Oscar. Early woodcut initials; containing over thirteen hundred reproductions of ornamental letters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, selected and annotated by Oscar Jennings. London : Methuen and Co., 1908.








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