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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1894,0611.2

  • Description

    Interior of the Regensburg Synagogue; showing the nave of the early Gothic structure. Top line of the Latin inscription faint. 1519 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1519
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 170 millimetres (Irregular)
    • Width: 126 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on the stone on the lower edge with monogram. Latin inscription on the upper tablet (letters N in reverse): 'ANNO D[omi]NI DXIX/ IUDAICA RATISP[O]NA/ SYNAGOGA IUSTO/ DEI IUDICIO FUNDIT[I]S/ EST EVERSA' (In the year of our Lord 1519 the Jewish synagogue in Regensburg was destroyed to its very foundations by the just judgement of God'.
  • Curator's comments

    Architectural record of the Regensburg synagogue just prior to its destruction on 21 February 1519 in the course of a persecution of the Regensburg Jewish community that had started with the death of Emperor Maximilian the previous month. The medium of etching may have been chosen because of the need to quickly produce printed records of the event. See Landau and Parshall, 'Renaissance Print', New Haven & London 1994, pp. 337-39. Winzinger, 'Altdorfer Graphik, Munich 1963, no.173.

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  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (German) e.82 (Altdorfer) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VIII.63.63 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German Post-binder Small)

  • Exhibition history

    1983/4 Oct-Jan, London, NG, 'Altdorfer's Christ taking leave of his Mother'

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1894

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1894,0611.2

Interior of the Regensburg Synagogue; showing the nave of the early Gothic structure. Top line of the Latin inscription faint.  1519  Etching

Interior of the Regensburg Synagogue; showing the nave of the early Gothic structure. Top line of the Latin inscription faint. 1519 Etching

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