Peter Quentel (German, active Cologne, 1518–46) , Cologne
Overall: 7 11/16 x 5 7/8 in. (19.5 x 15 cm)
Books, Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Rogers Fund, 1922
Not on view
Published by Peter Guentel, Cologne. Illustrated title page, architectural border on reverse of title page, 99 pages of designs, arms of Cologne on last page (Merlos 1063.477, Van Worms). The woodcut on title is the lower part of the title of the 1532 edition of L6b in the MMA. The woodcut on verso of title was used first as the title on Lotz 3a Guentel's first book and again in 1529 (Lotz 3e, in MMA). According to Lotz loc.cit. there were three editions of this book, of which this is the second. The first appeared in 1541 (Lotz 216). Comparision with the unique copy of the 1541 in the V. & A. shows same blocks and patterns in different order. The arms of Cologne are by Anton Woensam von Worms (see Merlo loc.cit.). Damascene Morgand Cat.X.48.42079 describes a copy of this book with imprint: Gedruckt tzo Collen up dem Doenhoff dorch Peter Quentell, im jahr 1536, 52 ff. A, a-l - same title cut etc. Transcription of title in Morgand differs in spellings. See Bocher 29. 51 leaves (should have 52). Sigs: 4 prelim. unsigned leaves, A 4, a-b 4, c 3 (c i missing), d - l 4. See photostat hinged in book cover taken from c i recto and verso of Schoensperger 1524 with same patterns as those missing here. See additional notes in book on back flyleaf. Bound in dark brown leather, title stamped and gilded on spine.
Vendor: G. Rapilly & Fils
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620," October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016.
Arthur Lotz Bibliographie der Modelbücher Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Stick und Spitzenmusterbücher des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart and London, 1963, cat. no. 16b, 65.