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The Man of Sorrows with Four Angels

A work made of metalcut from two plates in black and hand-colored on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of metalcut from two plates in black and hand-colored on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1470

Artist:

Artist unknown
German, 15th century

About this artwork

This colorful metalcut was removed from a 1480 missal printed by Bartholomew Gothan and Lucas Brandis in Magdeburg. That volume also included a Crucifixion and other images from the same anonymous artist’s set of large metalcuts, using the same separately cut border plate for each different center plate. That border, with the Evangelists in roundels at the corners, depicts a visionary cloudbank of a type also seen at the bottom of The Man of Sorrows still on its book board, which likely came from another missal, given its size.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Title

The Man of Sorrows with Four Angels

Origin

Germany

Date

1465–1475

Medium

Metalcut from two plates in black and hand-colored on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

250 × 180 mm (center plate); 330 × 250 mm (border and center plates); 350 × 268 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1956.3

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