The fourth foolish Virgin, Martin Schongauer
Martin Schongauer
The fourth foolish Virgin
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Martin Schongauer

The fourth foolish Virgin, ca. 1475

From the Series 'The Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins'


Blatt
126 x 89 mm
Darstellung
123 x 84 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
33770
Object Number
33770 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The New Testament parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins revolves around a wedding custom in which ten virgins go out to meet a bridegroom. While some have filled their lamps with oil, the others have forgotten, are unable to light their lamps, and are barred from joining in the celebration as a result. The tale was linked with a warning: be always prepared for the coming of the Lord. Schongauer’s series was quite successful and often copied, and the expressive figures moreover frequently served painters as models.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The fourth foolish Virgin
From the Series 'The Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins'
Artist
Part Number / Total
9 / 10
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig: M+S
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): B. 85
Verso unten rechts Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein German XLIX.176.84
  • TIB Bd. 8 Commentary, Nr. 0801.084
  • Lehrs V.1318.84 (⁎⁎)
  • Bartsch VI.155.85

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary

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Last update

23.04.2024