Saint James the Greater, Meister FVB
Meister FVB
Saint James the Greater
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Meister FVB

Saint James the Greater, ca. 1490 – 1500

From the 'Christ and the Twelve Apostles' series


Blatt
182 x 96 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
33815
Object Number
33815 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1851
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

All we know about the Master FVB is that he worked in the Netherlands in the last quarter of the fifteenth century. His monogram has misled scholars to such purely speculative interpretations as “Franz van Bocholt” (the city where Israhel van Meckenem lived) or “F. van Brügge” (an important art centre). At any rate, he endowed the figures we see here with robust sturdiness and sculptural monumentality. They belong to an apostle series of which the Städel Museum owns these three sheets.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Saint James the Greater
From the 'Christ and the Twelve Apostles' series
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig: FVB
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): 130. – [?]
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein Dutch Flemish XII.152.8
  • TIB Bd. 8.171.8
  • Lehrs VII.139.29
  • Bartsch VI.82.8

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1851

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11H(JAMES THE GREAT) the apostle James the Great; possible attributes: book, pilgrim's cloak, hat, shell, staff, and wallet, scroll, sword
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31A231 standing figure

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10.04.2024