- Museum number
Joachim's sacrifice; St Joachim stands in the centre in the temple before the priests who return his offerings; in the upper left corner, he is depicted in the wildernis, encountering the angel; second state. c. 1490-1500
- Production date
- 1490-1500 (c.)
Height: 257 millimetres (borderlines)
Height: 269 millimetres (plate)
Width: 183 millimetres
Width: 192 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of a series, The Life of the Virgin, consisting of 12 sheets, based on lost drawings by Hans Holbein the Elder.
The entire suite is extant at the BM.
According to Hernad, this is the earliest example in Germany of an engraver reproducing a painters drawings.
B. Hernad, "Israhel van Meckenem (ii)", The Dictionary of Art, ed. J. Turner (London: Macmillan, 1996), xx, 916-7.
See A. Shestack, Fifteenth Century Engravings of Northern Europe, exh. cat. (Washington DC, 1968), no. 216.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number