Genesis. Press print from the Gutenberg Bible

€248.00*

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Product number: 20008161
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Gutenberg Bible I/5, The First Book of Moses (1:1–30), “In principio creavit deus ...”

The Creation from day one to six. The rich illumination and illustrations of plants, animals and people make this page particularly popular.

Production

Our Bible prints are produced at the Gutenberg Museum in their original format on historical machines. Unlike Gutenberg we print the individual pages in three colours, with red and blue display type, headers and beginnings of lines and the outlines of the ornamentation, lending even our uncoloured pages a very decorative appearance.

The Bible page is available as a three-colour press print and in a hand-coloured and a gold leaf version. Applying the fine, raised gilt decoration is a skill which very few artists still master.  Here, a base material is applied to the paper layer by layer in an elaborate and time-consuming process to form a platform for the 22-carat gold leaf.

Versions and formats

  • Three-colour press print on deckle-edged paper. Format: 42 x 30 cm
  • Press print illuminated by hand on deckle-edged paper. Format: 42 x 30 cm (also available in a simple airtight and dustproof gold frame. Frame format 48 x 36 cm)
  • Handpress print illuminated by hand with gold leaf on handmade paper with a watermark. Format: ca. 45 x 32 cm (also available in an airtight and dustproof gold frame with the glass raised from the surface of the print to provide optimum protection for the gold leaf. Frame format: 54 x 43 cm)
  • Ornamental page from the Berlin copy of the Gutenberg Bible
  • Ornamental page from the Göttingen copy of the Gutenberg Bible

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Genesis. Ornamental page from the Göttingen copy of the Gutenberg Bible
Aufbewahrung: graue Präsentationsmappe
Gutenberg Bible I/5, Genesis, First Book of Moses 1:1–30: “In principio creavit deus ...” This page of the Gutenberg Bible recreates the first six days of the Creation. Format: ca. 44 x 32 cm (the size may vary slightly with handmade paper) Reproducing ornamental pages from the 42-line Bible Our Bible pages are reproduced in the tradition of Gutenberg. Pure linen papier bearing a watermark is created by hand with the greatest of care. The black text is printed on historical Gutenberg Museum machines. The rubrication, headings, ornaments and miniatures are drawn in and painted by hand with the utmost perfection by our book artists. True to the mediaeval art of book embellishment, first an initial drawing is made and then the gold leaf is applied. Only then do our artists begin to illuminate the prints in colour. Applying the fine, raised gilt decoration is an ancient skill which very few artists still master. Here, a base material is applied to the paper layer by layer in an elaborate and time-consuming process to form a platform for the gold leaf. Information on storage and frames We supply our ornamental Bible prints in either a grey or burgundy presentation folder (format: 51 x 39 cm) together with a brochure on the Gutenberg Bible. If you would like your print framed, you can choose between a removable frame (format: 57.5 x 44 cm) and a handmade, airtight and dustproof frame with a gilt wooden trim. Both frames protect the costly gold leaf as the glass is raised from the passe-partout and thus from the surface of the print. Please note: allow an extra one to two weeks for delivery of a print in a permanent frame.

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Genesis. Ornamental page from the Berlin copy of the Gutenberg Bible
Aufbewahrung: graue Präsentationsmappe
Gutenberg Bible I/5, Genesis, First Book of Moses 1:1–30: “In principio creavit deus ...” This page of the Gutenberg Bible recreates the first six days of the Creation. The figurative and ornamental depiction of the creation of heaven and earth, water, animals, plants and ultimately Adam and Eve is full of nuances and practically unbeatable in its luxuriance and vitality. Format: ca. 44 x 32 cm (the size may vary slightly with handmade paper) Reproducing ornamental pages from the 42-line Bible Our Bible pages are reproduced in the tradition of Gutenberg. Pure linen papier bearing a watermark is created by hand with the greatest of care. The black text is printed on historical Gutenberg Museum machines. The rubrication, headings, ornaments and miniatures are drawn in and painted by hand with the utmost perfection by our book artists. True to the mediaeval art of book embellishment, first an initial drawing is made and then the gold leaf is applied. Only then do our artists begin to illuminate the prints in colour. Applying the fine, raised gilt decoration is an ancient skill which very few artists still master. Here, a base material is applied to the paper layer by layer in an elaborate and time-consuming process to form a platform for the gold leaf. Information on storage and frames We supply our ornamental Bible prints in either a grey or burgundy presentation folder (format: 51 x 39 cm) together with a brochure on the Gutenberg Bible. If you would like your print framed, you can choose between a removable frame (format: 57.5 x 44 cm) and a handmade, airtight and dustproof frame with a gilt wooden trim. Both frames protect the costly gold leaf as the glass is raised from the passe-partout and thus from the surface of the print. Please note: allow an extra one to two weeks for delivery of a print in a permanent frame.

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Genesis. Press print from the Gutenberg Bible
Frame: unframed | Versions: Illuminated handpress print with gold leaf
Gutenberg Bible I/5, The First Book of Moses (1:1–30), “In principio creavit deus ...” The Creation from day one to six. The rich illumination and illustrations of plants, animals and people make this page particularly popular. Production Our Bible prints are produced at the Gutenberg Museum in their original format on historical machines. Unlike Gutenberg we print the individual pages in three colours, with red and blue display type, headers and beginnings of lines and the outlines of the ornamentation, lending even our uncoloured pages a very decorative appearance. The Bible page is available as a three-colour press print and in a hand-coloured and a gold leaf version. Applying the fine, raised gilt decoration is a skill which very few artists still master.  Here, a base material is applied to the paper layer by layer in an elaborate and time-consuming process to form a platform for the 22-carat gold leaf. Versions and formats Three-colour press print on deckle-edged paper. Format: 42 x 30 cm Press print illuminated by hand on deckle-edged paper. Format: 42 x 30 cm (also available in a simple airtight and dustproof gold frame. Frame format 48 x 36 cm) Handpress print illuminated by hand with gold leaf on handmade paper with a watermark. Format: ca. 45 x 32 cm (also available in an airtight and dustproof gold frame with the glass raised from the surface of the print to provide optimum protection for the gold leaf. Frame format: 54 x 43 cm) Ornamental page from the Berlin copy of the Gutenberg BibleOrnamental page from the Göttingen copy of the Gutenberg Bible

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