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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1842,0806.41

  • Title (series)

    • Figure Alphabet
  • Description

    The letter D; the letter is composed of St John the Baptist, holding the lamb of God, two raptors, an angel, a man and a wild creature Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1450-1467
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 144 millimetres
    • Width: 110 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Martin Schongauer's monogram "M + S" is stamped onto the plate at the lower margin, probably by a prevoius 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.359.286 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VI.51.g bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1842

  • Acquisition notes

    1842,0806.1 to 321 were all purchased from W & G Smith, who had acquired the collection of Joseph Harding, from whom they all came. The acquisition was recommended to the Trustees by Josi on 31 March and 29 April 1841, but only purchased in 1842.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1842,0806.41

The letter D; the letter is composed of St John the Baptist, holding the lamb of God, two raptors, an angel, a man and a wild creature Engraving

The letter D; the letter is composed of St John the Baptist, holding the lamb of God, two raptors, an angel, a man and a wild creature Engraving

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