Saint Veronica, Master E. S.
Master E. S.
Saint Veronica
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Master E. S.

Saint Veronica, ca. 1460 – 1467


Blatt
167 x 114 mm
Platte
160 x 110 mm
Physical Description
Engraving, drypoint
Inventory Number
33621
Object Number
33621 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1849
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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As it was described in the Legenda aurea, the face of Jesus Christ had impressed itself on the veil of Veronica as a “true image”. Anyone who looked at the relic in Rome—or pictorial depictions of it such as this one—not only saw Christ’s face but was also seen by him. The Master E.S. created this direct reciprocity by portraying Christ with a piercing gaze, detached from the cloth. The Son of God almost seems to leave the world of imagery and enter the believers’ reality.

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14.05.2024