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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1860,0414.235

  • Description

    St Christopher; the saint wades through a river, carrying the infant Christ on his shoulders; he holds on to a tree l Woodcut with hand-colouring

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1450-1500
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 35 millimetres
    • Width: 28 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Part of a series, described by Schreiber under No. 1096 Mounted with Schr. 1420 (1845,0724.4.f)

  • Bibliography

    • Schreiber 1926-1930 1378 bibliographic details
    • Dodgson 1903, 1911 A.78 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1860

  • Acquisition notes

    The 255 woodcuts came from a group of 500 that was offered by Colnaghi for £500 (see Carpenter's report dated 21 March 1860). According to the register these came from the collection of William Russell. Carpenter proposed making a selection of those that the BM lacked; this was first declined by Colnaghi's, but was later accepted (see his later report dated 11 April). The final selection of 255 prints cost 300 guineas. Nos.312 to 327 were Japanese colour prints - almost the earliest to enter the BM collection.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1860,0414.235

St Christopher; the saint wades through a river, carrying the infant Christ on his shoulders; he holds on to a tree l  Woodcut with hand-colouring

St Christopher; the saint wades through a river, carrying the infant Christ on his shoulders; he holds on to a tree l Woodcut with hand-colouring

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