A Foliage Ornament, Martin Schongauer
Martin Schongauer
A Foliage Ornament
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Martin Schongauer

A Foliage Ornament, ca. 1475


Blatt
111 x 69 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
33787
Object Number
33787 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1839
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Martin Schongauer produced a number of engravings depicting ornaments, some covering the entire surface of the sheet, some confined to a single tendril. Intended as models for goldsmiths, woodcarvers, and others, they also testify to the artist’s inventive powers as well as the relationship between natural and artistic form. The artificial, metallic looking foliage ornament with its abundance of curved shapes sprouts in lifelike manner from a cut-off branch.

Work Data

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Title
A Foliage Ornament
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unter den sich kreuzenden Zweigen: M+S
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): B. 112
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein German XLIX.229.114
  • TIB Bd. 8 Commentary, Nr. 0801.114
  • Lehrs V.369.114 (⁎⁎⁎)
  • Bartsch VI.164.112

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1839

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14.03.2023