The Letter of Paul to the Romans. Enlarged detail

The Letter of Paul to the Romans. Enlarged detail

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For connoisseurs of fine illumination: an enlarged detail from the Gutenberg Bible

This detail from the 42-line Gutenberg Bible shows the prologue and beginning of the Letter of Paul to the Romans. Two ornamental initials are embedded in the elegant proportions of Gutenberg's column of text. The illumination displays unusual mastery, with each one of the precise brush strokes visible down to the last detail. The indentation of the red heading, written by hand in the original Bible, is especially authentic. The scribe did not align his letters with the rest of the column, although there was enough room to do so. Gutenberg, however, working only with his lead composition, kept his columns uniform in this work of over 1,200 pages.

Letter of Paul to the Romans. Hand proof printed from a brass plate on 100% rag paper, hand coloured, 22-carate gold leaf. Numbered with a certificate of authenticity (limited to 150 copies). Format: 33 x 28 cm. Also available in a hand-finished gold frame which is airtight and dustproof, with the print placed on top of the passe-partout (format: 52 x 47 cm).

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The Letter of Paul to the Romans. Enlarged detail

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