Saint Margaret, Monogrammist BR mit dem Anker
Monogrammist BR mit dem Anker
Saint Margaret
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Monogrammist BR mit dem Anker

Saint Margaret, ca. 1480 – 1490


Blatt
166 x 97 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
67175
Object Number
67175 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 2000 as a gift from Lieselotte and Karl Polkin, 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

Saint Margaret was an Early Christian martyr. According to the legend, she was devoured by a dragon, but when she made the sign of the cross it burst apart and she emerged from its belly unharmed. For the execution of his rare engravings, the Master BR took orientation from the prints of Martin Schongauer. Here he chose a motif that promised to sell well: one of the so-called Fourteen Holy Helpers, the popular saint Catherine was invoked by pregnant women and in cases of difficult childbirth.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Saint Margaret
Engraver
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig: B [Hausmarke] R; rechts darüber: B [Hausmarke] R [überstochen]
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten mittig (Bleistift): B. 5. B. VI, 397 / B. 5
Verso mittig brauner Stempel der Sammlung Otto Schäfer, Schweinfurt (Lugt 5881)
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • TIB Bd. 9 Commentary 0919.009
  • Lehrs VI.305.9
  • Bartsch VI.397.5

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 2000 as a gift from Lieselotte and Karl Polkin, property of the Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11HH(MARGARET) the virgin martyr Margaret of Antioch; possible attributes: cross, crown, dragon (under feet or on chain), (chaplet of) pearls
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31A231 standing figure

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Last update

11.09.2023