|Method||Etching and engraving|
|Dimensions||Image and Plate 95 x 63 mm, Sheet 106 x 76 mm|
A fully uniformed flag bearer representing the canton of Uri, located in central Switzerland. This print is part of a series of fourteen, published between 1524 and 1562. The flag bears the image of a bull, and the image is framed by a decorative border, featuring vegetation and the artist's monogram to the top.
Virgil Solis (1514-1562) was a German printmaker and publisher, and the scion of a large family of Nuremberg artists. Solis produced illustrations on all manner of subjects, though he is best known for his biblical and classical scenes, particularly the large number of woodcuts which appeared in numerous sixteenth century editions of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Hollstein German, Virgil Solis, 165, ii/ii.
Condition: Good impression. Tipped to album page.