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

Saint Catherine Reading, ca. 1480 – 1490


Blatt
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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About the Work

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.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Saint Catherine Reading
Engraver
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Nicht bezeichnet
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): B 10, 31, 59 / B. X. 31
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • TIB 9, 2, Commentary, S. 394, Nr. .023
  • Lehrs VI.152.23
  • Passavant II.238.184
  • Bartsch X.31.59

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008, property of the Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11HH(CATHERINE) the virgin martyr Catherine of Alexandria; possible attributes: book, crown, emperor Maxentius, palm-branch, ring, sword, wheel
  • 31A235 sitting figure
  • 49N reading

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Last update

19.02.2024