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Marie virginitatis castitatis...[text incipit]

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0209.253

  • Title (object)

    • Marie virginitatis castitatis...[text incipit]
  • Description

    Broadside on an allegory of the Fall and Redemption of Mankind; with a woodcut of Adam and Eve and the Virgin standing on either side of an intertwined olive and apple tree, with Adam passing an apple to the Emperor at right and the Virgin a wafer to the Pope at left; with 11 lines of Latin letterpress text in two columns below describing the Virgin's role in the salvation of mankind. (Durlach: c.1515)

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1515 (circa)
  • Production place

    • Printed in: Durlach
    • (Europe,Germany,Baden-Württemberg,Karlsruhe (district),Karlsruhe,Durlach)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 356 millimetres (Sheet size)
    • Width: 242 millimetres
    • Height: 323 millimetres (Borderline)
    • Width: 242 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Woodcut signed with monogram 'IS' on the shovel at lower centre.
        Publication line: 'Impressum per frat. Nicola. keibß Plebanum in Durlach.'
  • Curator's comments

    The print represents an allegory of the Fall and Redemption of Man. An intertwined apple and olive tree grow in the centre of the composition where a serpent holds an apple containing Death's head in its mouth. Eve is about to take the fruit that is held by the serpent while Adam passes a similar death-apple to an emperor. At the other side, the crowned Virgin passes a host (symbolising redemption) to a group of ecclesiastics. Above her, an angel holds a similar host. For a long time, this print was thought to be by Hans Schäufelein but the different monogram indicates the hand of another.
    From M. McDonald, 'Ferdinand Columbus: Renaissance Collector', exh. cat., BM, London, 2005, cat.no. 67.

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  • Bibliography

    • Proctor 1903 11965 (c.1516?) bibliographic details
    • Dodgson 1903, 1911 II.37.114 (as Schäufelein) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VII.260.54 (as Schäufelein) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2004 Jun-July, Madrid, 'LaCaixa', Ferdinand Columbus
    2004 Oct-Dec, Seville, Salon Alto del Apeadero, Ferdinand Columbus

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1856,0209.253

Broadside on an allegory of the Fall and Redemption of Mankind; with a woodcut of Adam and Eve and the Virgin standing on either side of an intertwined olive and apple tree, with Adam passing an apple to the emperor at r and the Virgin a host to the pope at l; with 11 lines of Latin letterpress text in two columns below describing the Virgin's role in the salvation of mankind. (Durlach: c.1515)

Broadside on an allegory of the Fall and Redemption of Mankind; with a woodcut of Adam and Eve and the Virgin standing on either side of an intertwined olive and apple tree, with Adam passing an apple to the emperor at r and the Virgin a host to the pope at l; with 11 lines of Latin letterpress text in two columns below describing the Virgin's role in the salvation of mankind. (Durlach: c.1515)

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