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


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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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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.

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07.06.2024