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Jan van Leiden

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (printed)

  • Date:

    1536 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.4-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 3

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, half length, facing left and holding a book and a sceptre.

Place of Origin

Germany (printed)

Date

1536 (printed)

Artist/maker

Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'AG'
Signed with monogram

'Johan va Leiden Ey Koninck Der Wederdoper Tho Monster Waerhaftich Coter. Haec Facies…Ego Henricus Aldegrever SUZATIE Faciebat Anno MDXXXVI. Gottes Macht Ist Myn Cracht.'
Lettered

Stamped with the mark of the collection of William Bell Scott (1811-1890) (Lugt 2607)

Dimensions

Height: 31.8 cm cut, Width: 22.2 cm cut

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Jan van Leiden, engraving by Heinrich Aldegrever, 1536.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hollstein, F. W. H. German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1954.
Bartsch, Adam von. Le Peintre Graveur. Vienna: J. A. Barth, 1808-21.
Singer, Hans Wolfgang. Allgemeiner Bildinskatalog. Leipzig: K.W. Hiersemann, 14 v.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Leader

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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