Genesis. Ornamental page from the Berlin copy of the Gutenberg Bible
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
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.
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