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

A Foliage Ornament, ca. 1475


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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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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.

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07.06.2024