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Jan van Leiden

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (printed)

  • Date:

    1536 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1536 (printed)


Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

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.'

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


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.



Subjects depicted



Portraits; Prints; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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