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The Virgin with the rose; Mary stands in a chapel before a seat, holding the Child on one arm and a rose with her right hand; through the left window a tree is seen; second state. 1461
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Height: 190 millimetres (cut)
Width: 134 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The first state is also extant at the BM (1853-6-11-244), which lacks the date given on the present cut.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- This print is recorded as in Dr Monro's collection by Joseph Strutt, 'A biographical dictionary of engravers', I 1786, intro p.25. Strutt copied it and published the copy as plate 1 in his book. An impression of the copy is now E,1.2, and this too most probably came with the Monro collection.
The album E,1 was formed by Thomas Philipe in 1808-10, and consists of what he regarded as early German engravings. The arrangement is fairly chaotic, though some groups of similar material are clustered together. The album begins with XVc prints (including some early Netherlandish and a few misunderstood Italian prints) and ends with some from the first half of the XVIc, including some Little Masters (though the main group of these was in E,4). Most of the prints come from Sloane, though there is a sprinkling of very fine Schongauers from Cracherode. The most problematic source is the Monro collection acquired in 1806. There is no listing of what was in this, and only a few can be identified through mentions in Strutt's Dictionary. Since Cracherode was not interested in early prints as such, nor was Sloane, it is likely that many of the early engravings come from Monro, along with the early Italian engravings which were placed in V,1. Identifying them is hindered by the fact that most of the prints are laid down on modern mounts and the versos cannot be seen. For this reason a Monro provenance has only been given when there is a strong likelihood of its being correct.
Philipe's album was broken up before Reid, probably in the 1840s. Some prints have over the years been exchanged as duplicates.
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