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Standard-bearers of the Swiss Confederation / Glarus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1845,0809.1728

  • Title (object)

    • Glarus

    Title (series)

    • Standard-bearers of the Swiss Confederation
  • Description

    whole-length male figure, his head turned in profile to left; a monk holding a staff with an image of the risen Christ on his banner; from a series of sixteen woodcuts. 1521 White-line woodcut

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1521
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 191 millimetres
    • Width: 108 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered "GLARIS" in the block.
  • Curator's comments

    BM has ten of the series of sixteen Standard-Bearers.

    The present print was exhibited with 1845,0809.1730, 1731 and 1924,0617,21 in the 2014 exhibition of German post-war works on paper from the Duerckheim collection in the P&D galleries opposite Baselitz woodcuts, including an example donated to the museum, 2013,7043.7 (J.-P. Stonard, exhib.cat., BM, London, `Germany Divided. Baselitz and his generation`, 2014, no. 13). Baselitz adopted the woodcut technique as a direct result of his visit to Florence in 1965 where he first encountered Renaissance woodcuts, beginning subsequently to collect them (see D. Ekserdjian, `Georg Baselitz and the Collecting of Prints` in A. Gnann et al, exhib.cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London, `Chiaroscuro. Renaissance woodcuts from the collections of Georg Baselitz and the Albertina Vienna`, 2014, pp. 18-24).

    Lit.: His, 290; Hollstein, p.59, 35; G. Bartrum, 'German Renaissance Prints', exh. cat., BM, London 1995, no.223d (reproduced under 1845,0809.1733).

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  • Bibliography

    • Bartrum 1995 223d bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 59.35 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch Undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1995 Jun-Oct, BM, 'German Renaissance Prints, 1490-1550', no.223d
    1996 Jun-Aug, Canterbury, Royal Mus and AG, German Renaissance Prints
    1996 Nov-Dec, Edinburgh, NG of Scotland, German Renaissance Prints
    1997 Jan-Mar, Cardiff, Nat Mus of Wales, German Renaissance Prints
    1997 Apr-May, Llandudno, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, German Renaissance Prints
    1997 Oct-Dec, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre, German Renaissance Prints
    2014 6 Feb-31 Aug, London, BM (G90), Germany Divided: Baselitz and his generation, From the Duerckheim Collection

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0809.1728

WL male figure, his head turned in profile to l; a monk holding a staff with an image of the risen Christ on his banner; from a series of sixteen woodcuts.  1521 White-line woodcut

WL male figure, his head turned in profile to l; a monk holding a staff with an image of the risen Christ on his banner; from a series of sixteen woodcuts. 1521 White-line woodcut

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