Saint Catherine Reading, Monogrammist WAH
Monogrammist WAH
Saint Catherine Reading
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Monogrammist WAH

Saint Catherine Reading, ca. 1480 – 1490


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91 x 62 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
67499
Object Number
67499 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008, property of the Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Owing to its small format, this engraving—of which only a single print has survived—is well suited to being pasted in, for example, a prayer book. The saint sits on a grassy bank and reads a book, behind her a city (or sprawling castle complex) rendered with great fondness for detail. At her feet lie the instruments of her martyrdom. According to the legend, she was initially to be tortured on a wheel, which broke to pieces. In the end she was beheaded with a sword.

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Last update

07.06.2024