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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    E,1.200

  • Description

    The rest on the flight into Egypt; the Virgin and Child are seated in the centre, St Joseph rests at the right, while angels sing from a large scroll of music; a vast landscape lies behind. c. 1480-90 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1480-1490 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 222 millimetres (cut)
    • Width: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        The Monogram BM is engraved at the lower central margin (with a hallmark or family device between the letters).
  • Curator's comments

    Alan Shestack points out resemblances between the figures and several works by Schongauer, cf. Fifteenth Century Engravings of Northern Europe, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 1968, no. 117.

    This print was issued on two occasions as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum'; firstly in the First Series Part III (German Prints), Published by the Trustees in 1884, where it was number IX (B) (reproduced alongside E,1.199) and described there as 'Master of the Monogram B.M. Latter part of the fifteenth century.'; (Shelfmark 245*.b.14); and secondly in the New [Second] Series Part II (Early German and Flemish Prints), Published by the Trustees in 1889, where it was number XVI and described there as 'Master Using the Initials BM. Holy Family with Angels.'; (Shelfmark 245*.b.16).

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  • Bibliography

    • Bartsch VI.393.2 bibliographic details
    • Lehrs 1908-34 VI.74.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    E,1.200

The rest on the flight into Egypt;  the Virgin and Child are seated in the centre, St Joseph rests at the right, while angels sing from a large scroll of music; a vast landscape lies behind.  c. 1480-90 Engraving

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The rest on the flight into Egypt; the Virgin and Child are seated in the centre, St Joseph rests at the right, while angels sing from a large scroll of music; a vast landscape lies behind. c. 1480-90 Engraving

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