- Museum number
Design for a dagger and scabbard with Cain and Abel; with satyrs and grotesque figures and masks in leaf ornaments; silhouetted; a very light impression of the same design on verso. 1539
- Production date
Height: 320 millimetres
Width: 72 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See G. Bartrum, 'German Renaissance Prints', exh. cat., BM, London 1995, cat. 185.
Text from Bartrum 1995
Literature: Bartsch, 265; Hollstein,, p.128; Heppe, 66
The repeated use of motifs for different ornamental objects is seen in this engraving which uses part of a seal, probably also designed by Aldegrever, which was commissioned by the Friewirth zum Fridthoff family seven years earlier. The seal is dated 1532 and has a handle showing the same elaborate grotesque mask as that on the hilt of the dagger seen here (see Bartrum 1995, no. 186).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995 Jun-Oct, BM, 'German Renaissance Prints, 1490-1550', no.185
1996 Jun-Aug, Canterbury, Royal Mus and AG, German Renaissance Prints
1996 Nov-Dec, Edinburgh, NG of Scotland, German Renaissance Prints
1997 Jan-Mar, Cardiff, Nat Mus of Wales, German Renaissance Prints
1997 Apr-May, Llandudno, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, German Renaissance Prints
1997 Oct-Dec, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre, German Renaissance Prints
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1844,0425.1 to 27 cost £145 8s 6d in total. Individual prices have been entered when known.
- Prints and Drawings
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