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Johann Neudörffers Nachrichten von den vornehmsten Künstlern und Werkleuten so innerhalb hundert Jahren in Nürnberg gelebt haben 1546 nebst der Fortsetzung von Andreas Gulden 1660. Abgedruckt nach einer alten Handschrift in der Campeschen Sammlung. -

Johann Neudörfer

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Nachrichten von den vornehmsten Künstlern und Werkleuten


Nürnberg,: 1828., Druck der Campeschen Officin.

Physical Description

[2], viii, [2], 98 p., [3] pl. (incl. frontis.); 131 mm. (Duodecimo.)


[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Vorwort des Herausgebers (by Friedr. Campe) - [Divisional t.p., 'Nachrichten von Nürnberger Künstlern durch Johann Neudörffer 1546.'] - [Text, and 2 pl.] - [Divisional t.p., 'Fortsetzung der Nachrichten von Nürnberger Künstlern durch Andreas Gulden 1660.'] - [Text] - Register.

Responsibility Note

The plates are signed as engraved by [cropped]hmann. Each carries the imprint [?] of Camp[cropped].

Summary Note

Some copies have the green paper wrapper bound in, carrying the title, 'Nachrichten von den alten Künstlern Nürnbergs.' The half-title [not present in the Royal Academy's copy] read, 'Nachrichten von Nürnberger Künstlern durch Johann Neudörffer 1546'.

Several of the artists of whom Neudörfer writes were known to him personally.

The three etched plates are captioned portraits, and show Hans Sachs, Peter Vischer and Adam Kraft. A title-page vignette consists of the printer's woodcut device (a phoenix above the motto 'Revirescens').


The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Copy Note

Imperfect: lacks the half-title.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Neudörffer. Nachrichten. - Nürnberg'.


Artists - Germany - Bavaria - Nuremberg - History
Biography - Memoirs - Art history - Germany - 16th century - 17th century - 19th century


Andreas Gulden
Friedrich Campe, publisher, printer
Campesche Officin, printer