book-illustration(See Curatorial Comment)
- Museum number
St Willibald; whole-length figure, frontal view; in bishop's garb; holding the crozier in his right hand and an open book in his left hand; a coat-of-arms at his feet.
- Production date
Height: 238 millimetres
Width: 153 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Designed as an illustration for the 'Eichstätt Missal' printed by Hölzel in Nuremberg, 1517. This impression without letterpress on verso.
Dodgson also suggests a possible attribution to Schön.
BM also has a copy by Georg Erlinger after this woodcut, see E,7.188.
Text from Bartrum 1995
Literature: C. Dodgson, I, p.416, 89.
This woodcut of St Willibald, the patron saint of Eichstätt, shown with the arms of Gabriel von Eybe, Bishop of Eichstätt, was printed on an unnumbered vellum leaf with dense, unevenly applied hand-colouring in the Eichstätt Missal, published by H.Hölzel in Nuremberg, 16 July 1517 (see British Library, c.66.k.3). This and one other full-page woodcut for the missal also attributed to Springinklee were formerly attributed to Dürer. This very fine impression was printed without text and may have been a proof.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995 Jun-Oct, BM, 'German Renaissance Prints, 1490-1550', no.73
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Wunsch sale, Leipzig, Boerner, 4-6 May 1927, lot 692 [as Dürer] bought by Colnaghi for 55 Reichsmark
- Prints and Drawings
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