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Man of Sorrows seated in a landscape; Christ wearing the crown of thorns, his hands held to the sides, a wooded landscape with lake and buildings beyond, circular. 1533
Pen and black ink
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Height: 67 millimetres
Width: 67 millimetres (diameter)
- Curator's comments
- Edited from J.Rowlands, 'German Drawings in the British Museum, the XV and XVI centuries', London, 1993, no. 437:
This was attributed in the von Lanna sale catalogue to Hans Brosamer, and was registered as such on entering the BM collection. Van de Waal was the first to distinguish the Monogrammist PS's work from that of similar drawings by contemporaries such as Jacob Binck (see H. van de Waal, 'Graphische Künste', NF, iv, 1939, pp.47ff). He constructed the oeuvre around the small number of etched landscapes signed with the monogram PS, and added drawings with associated characteristics. He did not, however, include the present sheet, even though it is signed with the monogram and dated 1533. A close examination of this small but detailed drawing with a magnifying glass reveals very close similarities in the landscape to the representation of features in the Monogrammist's etchings, which are not so readily apparent to the naked eye.
Lit. from Rowlands 1993: 'Schönbrunner-Meder, no. 1434; E. Buchner, Zeitschr. f. bild. Kunst, lix, 1925/6, pp. 52-54; W. Hugelshofer, Berlin Jahrbuch, vii, 1965, pp. 204-5, and n. 11'
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- Acquired from Obach & Co in exchange for duplicates; Obach bought for the BM at the Lanna sale.
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