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- Object: ...weiß und form wie ein mensch mag kumen'
Broadside promoting the confraternity of St Anne in Brixen and the diocese of Augsburg with a woodcut attributed to Baldung of the Holy Family with St Anne and St Joachim; Virgin and St Anne seated on a wooden bench with the naked Christ Child between them all three with haloes, St Joseph standing behind Mary and St Joachim behind Anne without halo. Above Christ the Holy Spirit as a dove.
Woodcut and letterpress
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Height: 165 millimetres (Borderline)
Height: 322 millimetres (Sheet size)
Width: 162 millimetres
Width: 211 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Only described by K. Parker in 'Early German woodcuts in the BM', MS notes, 2 vols, vol. 2, p.53.
Acc. to Parker neither the attribution to Schäufelein (under whose name the impression entered the BM collection) nor to Baldung is entirely convincing. No other copy of this broadsheet known.
Full title: '...weyß und form wie ein mensch mag kumen.../Bruderschafft Sancte Anne, und irem gantzem geschlecht die man gantz loblie.../ und herlich begeet in dem closter Sancte Clare in der Stat und Bistum zu/ Brixen Deß gleichen zu weyßweil Augspurger Bistum'
To the left of the woodcut 36 lines of German text, to the right another 28 lines, and 12 lines of Latin text. Large parts of the text cut off, but the contents seems to relate to the life of St Anne.
Below another 16 lines of German text detailing rules and obligations for members of the confraternity (such as prayers to be said, etc). Below a 5 line German prayer to St Anne.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- From the Gutekunst auction, Stuttgart, May 1907, lot 839
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