A Censer, Israhel van Meckenem the Younger, after Martin Schongauer
Israhel van Meckenem the Younger, Martin Schongauer
A Censer
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Blatt
267 x 207 mm
Physical Description
Engraving from a cropped plate
Inventory Number
33856
Object Number
33856 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1858 as a gift from Johann David Passavant
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This is a meticulous copy of Martin Schongauer’s ‘Censer’ (37226)—one of the fifteenth century’s technically most difficult engravings. Israhel van Meckenem was evidently out to demonstrate his equal standing with the master of Colmar. The print shows the uneven edges of the printing plate. Blank areas of copper plates were often cut off and melted down to make further plates.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
A Censer
Engraver
Inventor
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving from a cropped plate
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig über der Kette: ° I ° V ° M °
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten mittig (mit Bleistift): B VI p. 304 N. 141
Verso unten rechts nicht indentifizierte Sammlermarke (?)
Verso unten mittig Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Hand mit Blume
Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein German XXIV.218.591 II (von II)
  • TIB Bd. 9.App.244.141
  • Lehrs IX.441.591
  • Bartsch VI.App.304.141

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1858 as a gift from Johann David Passavant

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11Q7144 vessels and utensils used in the church
Associative
  • 11Q7155 incense used in the church

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10.04.2024