Fine half-length portrait engraving. Rudolph AGRICOLA.

Fine half-length portrait engraving

Ca. 155 x 106 mm. Excerpted from J.J. Boissard: Icones virorum illustrium, Frankfurt, 1597-1599.

Unevenly trimmed; remnants of mounting paper to verso; very small tear to upper margin; early annotations in manuscript to blank upper margin.

A German humanist and philosopher, Agricola was also active as a musician. "He] is regarded as one of the most important figures in the transmission to northern Europe of Italian humanism. His interest in music and his practical musical ability distinguish him from many of his contemporary humanistic scholars and mark a turning point in the relationship between this broad intellectual movement and music. He was later strongly influential in the development of philosophy and education in Germany, and was greatly admired by Erasmus and Melanchthon." Lewis Lockwood in Grove online. Item #22304

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