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Man of Sorrows between Mary and John

ca. 1470-1475
15th century
194 x 140 mm (7.6 x 5.5 in.)

Martin Schongauer, Alsatian (German), (ca. 1430–1491)

Alternative title: Christ as Man of Sorrows with the Madonna and St. John
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on paper shaped to the arched top
State: Second state
Print impression quality: very good
Edition: Rare; only about 30 impressions are known, in two states. There are three other known impressions in U.S. public collections.
Marks: Signed in plate: monogram
Marks: Watermark: Gothic P
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Firmin-Didot (Lugt 119); Juan Jorge Peoli (Lugt 2020)
Bibliography: Bartsch 69; Lehrs no. 34; L.V. 173.34; per catalog (forthcoming as of February 2013) for Cummer Museum exhibition to which this DAC impression was lent, title updated from prior DAC “Christ as Man of Sorrows with the Madonna and St. John” to “Man of Sorrows between Mary and John,” and date revised from ca. 1470 to ca. 1470–1475 (per Kemperdick, work in Till-Holger Borchert, and other recent work).
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1952
Accession Number: 1952.D1.8

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  • plate Dimensions: 194 x 140 mm (7 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

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