Mark the Evangelist, Master E. S.
Master E. S.
Mark the Evangelist
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Master E. S.

Mark the Evangelist, ca. 1460 – 1465

From the 'Four Evangelists in the Round' series


Blatt
diameter: 126 mm
Platte
diameter: 125 mm
Darstellung
diameter: 119 mm
Physical Description
Engraving, drypoint, printed from a round plate
Inventory Number
33612
Object Number
33612 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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Mark’s robes spread out around him in fanciful folds that occupy a large proportion of this depiction’s lower half. They create an ornamental, planar effect reminiscent of the metal engraving work carried out by goldsmiths. The compositions by the Master E.S. frequently exhibit two-dimensional-looking decorative effects of this kind. It is quite likely that he was originally a trained goldsmith, and thus skilled in the very craft from which the engraving technique had evolved.

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14.05.2024