German book illumination of the 15th and early 16th centuries. An exhibition in the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg
The printer Johann Sensenschmidt produced the first edition of a missal for the diocese of Bamberg. Several copies were purchased by the wealthy Nuremberg citizen Sebald Schreyer for the church of St Sebaldus. The donors are shown here kneeling in front of the patron saint, who holds a model on the church in his hands.
Colours Between Covers. German book illumination of the 15th and 16th centuries from the collections of the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg.
An exhibition at the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg,
3 April – 30 June 2017
Texts: Bettina Wagner and Ilka Mestemacher
Photos: Gerald Raab