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St Veronica with the Vernicle; standing on a meadow, her head turned to left. Set inside an arch with the papal and imperial insignia. Two coats of arms at the bases of the columns added in brown ink. c.1505
- Production date
- 1505 (circa)
Height: 280 millimetres
Width: 197 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The BM impression previously pasted to the cover of a book.
See G. Bartrum, 'German Renaissance Prints', exh. cat., BM, London 1995, no.129.
Text from Bartrum 1995
Literature: C. Dodgson, II, p.77, 16; Burkhard, 26a; Hollstein, 269
This woodcut shows the bold strong colours roughly applied by hand which are traditionally seen on cheaply produced popular prints (see also 1870,1008.1938 and 1933,0614.29) and which are in marked contrast to the sophisticated appearance of Burgkmair's slightly later colour prints, which were made for an elite, luxury market. Although unsigned, it is close in style to his earliest woodcuts. The thick border line and the way in which the shading on the nose of Christ is cut are reminiscent of the signed woodcut of the 'Virgin and Child' of c. 1502 (Hollstein, 69), and there is little evidence of the influence of Italian art which appeared in his later prints. There are orange glue stains on the verso of this sheet, which show through to the recto and indicate that the print was originally pasted to the cover of a book.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995 Jun-Oct, BM, 'German Renaissance Prints, 1490-1550', no.129
2002/3 Oct-Jan, Baltimore Museum of Art, Painted Prints ...
2003 Feb-May, St. Louis Museum of Art, Painted Prints...
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