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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1920,0712.13

  • Description

    The ecstasy of St Mary Magdalene; the naked saint is lifted into the air by seven angels; buildings are seen in the lower left background; the two Saxon shields are above; within ornamental border; second state. 1506 Woodcut

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1506
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 243 millimetres (subject)
    • Width: 145 millimetres
    • Height: 347 millimetres (with border)
    • Width: 255 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed LC and dated 1506 on a stone.
  • Curator's comments

    Another impression without the border is extant at the BM. D. Koepplin / T. Falk, Lucas Cranach: Gemälde - Zeichnungen - Graphik, 2 vols, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Basel, 1974, no. 6.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 94.II bibliographic details
    • Dodgson II.283.5.a bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VII.286.72 bibliographic details
  • Location

    German XVIc Mounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1920,0712.13

The ecstasy of St Mary Magdalene; the naked saint is lifted into the air by seven angels; buildings are seen in the lower l background; the two Saxon shields are above; within ornamental border; second state.  1506
Woodcut

The ecstasy of St Mary Magdalene; the naked saint is lifted into the air by seven angels; buildings are seen in the lower l background; the two Saxon shields are above; within ornamental border; second state. 1506 Woodcut

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