Seven Children at Play, Israhel van Meckenem the Younger, after Master of the Housebook;   ?
Israhel van Meckenem the Younger, Master of the Housebook
Seven Children at Play
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Blatt
height: 112 mm
Batt
width: 139 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
56047
Object Number
56047 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1875
Status
Not on display

Texts

About the Work

Children’s games were among the entertaining motifs by the Master of the Housebook, but this depiction has come down to us only from Israhel van Meckenem. The anatomical distortions are an indication that Israhel himself—who was technically adept but had never trained as a draughtsman—composed this engraving himself. He created it as a companion piece to a print of the same size showing children bathing and probably copied from the Housebook Master.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Seven Children at Play
Engraver
Inventor
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig: ° I ° M °
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): 188 / chiari [?] / 30 / a [?] / chiari [?] 3d [30?] / N. 188
Verso mittig rechts blauer Stempel der Sammlung Friedrich Kalle, Köln und Bonn (Lugt 1021)
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Lilienwappen mit Blumenkrone und Blatt und angehängtem t
Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein German XXIV.184.479 I (von II)
  • TIB Bd. 9.179.188
  • Lehrs IX.373.479 I (von II)
  • Bartsch VI.275.188

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1875

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D112 child
  • 43C7 children's games and plays
  • 43C78 (playing with) toys
  • 43C72 games using special objects (marbles, top, hoop, etc.)

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26.01.2023