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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1858,0417.938

  • Title (series)

    • Figure Alphabet
  • Description

    The letter X; four beggars with musical instruments Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1450-1467
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 153 millimetres
    • Width: 109 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Schongauer's monogram "M + S" is stamped onto the plate at the lower margin, probably by a previous owner.
  • Curator's comments

    The engraving is part of a series of alphabet letters with figures, which covers 23 sheets (Lehrs Nos. 283-305). L Nos. 284-8, 290, 294, 298-9, 303 are extant at the BM.

  • Bibliography

    • Lehrs 1908-34 II.371.303 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VI.41.103 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1858

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1858,0417.938

The letter X; four beggars with musical instruments Engraving

The letter X; four beggars with musical instruments Engraving

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