Peasant Family Going to Market, Martin Schongauer
Martin Schongauer
Peasant Family Going to Market
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Martin Schongauer

Peasant Family Going to Market, ca. 1470


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154 x 161 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
33773
Object Number
33773 D
Acquisition
Ancient holdings; acquired before 1861
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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It seems, a farmer’s family is on its way to the town market with all kinds of produce, like eggs and poultry. Their village in the background on the right, with its church and draw well, is certainly modelled on reality. Its surroundings look friendly and fertile. In contrast, the landscape the family has to walk through is rough and barren. The craggy rocks in the middle ground seem to have sinister faces sprung from imagination. The engraving’s meaning to contemporary audiences is now unclear.

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28.05.2024