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An illustration to the 'Gesta Romanorum', design for a glass-painting; a duke's huntsmen finding an infant in the woods.
Pen and black ink
- Production date
- 1520 (circa)
Height: 197 millimetres
Width: 198 millimetres (roundel)
- Curator's comments
- R. Schilling (ed) 'Die von Edmund Schilling gesammelten Zeichnungen', published privately, Edgware, 1982, p.31, no.9; J. Rowlands 'German Drawings from a private collection', exh.cat London and Nuremberg, 1984, p.35, no.31 (for further lit); A. Morrall, Jörg Breu the Elder, Aldershot, 2001, p.257
This design and other drawings in Frankfurt and elsewhere were made for a series of glass-paintings to illustrate Tale XX: 'Of Tribulation and Anguish', from the large collection of moral stories known as the 'Gesta Romanorum' (see the translation and edition by C. Swan, revised by W. Hooper, 1876, pp. 50-52). There is a copy of this drawing in the Ashmolean Museum (K. T. Parker, 'Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, vol. I, Netherlandish, German, French and Spanish Schools', Oxford, 1938, p.120, no.280).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984 Feb-Sept, London, Washington and Nuremberg, German Drawings, no.31.
1997-8 Sept-Jan BM Schilling
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Gesta Romanorum
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax on the Estate of Mrs Rosi Schilling.
Bought at the 1885 Sotheby's sale by Twietmeyer (?spelling?).
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