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Adam Krafft Und Seine Schule. 1490-1507. Eine Sammlung Vorhanderer Steinbildwerke In Nürnberg Und Umgebung, In 60 Abbildungen. Auf Holz Gezeichnet Und Mit Text Versehen Von Fr. Wanderer, Maler Und Professor An Der Königl. Kunstgewerbschule In Nürnberg. -

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Adam Krafft And His School. 1490-1507. Being A Collection Of His Sculptures
Adam Krafft Et Son École. 1490-1507. Collection De 60 Copies De Sculptures En Pierre


Nürnberg,: Joh. Leonh. Schrag's Kunst-Verlag. (Neinr. Schrag, K.B. Haf-Buch- Und Kunsthändler.), (1869.)

Physical Description

[4], x, 30 p., [31] pl. (4 fold.): illus.; 408 mm.

General Note

The title page calls for sixty Abbildungen. Several of the [31] plates carry more than one image.


[Three t.p., dedic.] - Vorwort Des Herausgebers [dated 1869] - Vorrede - Verzeichniss Der Holzstöcke Zu A. Krafft's Werken - [Text] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Most plates are signed 'F. Wanderer', 'F.W.' or 'W'; one is signed 'F.W.' and 'C.D.'

Each of the four folding plates carries the publisher's imprint of Joh. Leonh. Schrag.

The printer is named on the title-page versos: Breitkopf und Härtel in Leipzig.

The work is dedicated by the Verleger to King Ludwig II of Bavaria.


Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg, 1300-1550, ed. R. Kahsnitz [exhibition catalogue] (1986).

Summary Note

No publication-date is given on the title pages, but the Vorwort Des Herausgebers carries the date of 1869. The German title page is preceded by a title page in English and a title page in French; and the whole text (apart from the dedication) is printed in German, French and English in parallel columns. The English title page reads, 'Adam Krafft And His School. 1490-1507. Being A Collection Of His Sculptures Still Extant In Nuremberg And Its Vicinity. With Sixty Engravings On Wood Accompanied By Text By Fr. Wanderer, Painter And Professor At The Royal School Of Art At Nuremberg. Nuremberg, John Leonard Schrag. (Henry Schrag.)'. The French title page reads, 'Adam Krafft Et Son École. 1490-1507. Collection De 60 Copies De Sculptures En Pierre Qui Se Trouve A Nuremberg Et Dans Ses Environs. Dessinées Sur Bois Et Accompagnées De Texte Par Fr. Wanderer, Peintre Et Professeur A L'École Des Arts Et Métiers A Nuremberg. Nurmberg, Joh. Leonh. Schrag, Libraire-Editeur. (Henri Schrag.)'.

The plates show sculptures by Adam Kraft, including Stations of the Cross and the Lorenzkirche Sacrament House.


The front pastedown is inscribed in pencil 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.
Purchased for RA Library in 1869 (see 'Report on the Library for the Year 1869', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 6, p. 26).

Binding Note

19th-century quarter red cloth, buff paper-covered boards, upper cover carrying printed title (in German, French and English) and imprint; spine lettered 'Adam Krafft Und Seine Schule. 1490-1507.'

Name as Subject


Sculpture - Bas-reliefs - Tabernacles - Churches - Germany - Bavaria - Nuremberg - History - 15th century - 16th century - Gothic
Christian art and symbolism
Art history - Germany - 19th century
Pictorial works - Germany - 19th century