The Apostle Peter, Monogrammist W with the key-shaped sign
Monogrammist W with the key-shaped sign
The Apostle Peter
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Monogrammist W with the key-shaped sign

The Apostle Peter, ca. 1480 – 1485

From the 'Apostles in Niches' series


Blatt
216 x 110 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
37300
Object Number
37300 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1864
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This Master was a Netherlandish goldsmith and engraver. More than eighty of his engravings—which are extremely rare today—have survived. Saint Peter holds a large key: as the first among the apostles, he is the guardian of the gates of heaven. He looks alive but stands like a sculpture on a base in a niche. Whereas the richly decorated vault above him testifies to the engraver’s flair for ornament, the depiction of spatial depth is not entirely coherent.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Apostle Peter
From the 'Apostles in Niches' series
Engraver
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Nicht bezeichnet
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): 6 3613/RZ / W / 6.56.1 / [...] / B.6.56. / Sch [?] -1 / GE sn [Sammlermarke ?, nicht bei Lugt]
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein Dutch Flemish XII.210.11
  • TIB Bd. 8.126.1
  • Lehrs VII.34.10 II (von II)
  • Bartsch VI.308.172
  • Bartsch VI.57.1

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1864

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11H(PETER) the apostle Peter, first bishop of Rome; possible attributes: book, cock, (upturned) cross, (triple) crozier, fish, key, scroll, ship, tiara
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31A231 standing figure
  • 48C1 architecture

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10.04.2024