A Bishop's Crozier, c. 1475-1480


Bequest of Herschel V. Jonesexpand_more  P.68.259

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Martin Schongauer was a crucial link between the Gothic tradition and the rise of the peintre-graveur-painters who imparted an understanding of space and shading to their engravings. Schongauer was the son of a goldsmith, which accounts for his loving approach to this ornate print. He filled the recesses of the crosier with the minute detail that is a hallmark of northern printmakers, from the tiny Saints Margaret and Barbara in the archways to the microscopic figures capering across the top of Mary's throne.

A Bishop's Crozier
Artist Life
c. 1440/53–1491
Accession Number
Friedrich August II (L. 971); Colnaghi; Knoedler & Co., 1928
Catalogue Raisonne
Lehrs 105; Bartsch 106; L.V.357.105
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