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  • Place of origin:

    France (Published)

  • Date:

    1881 (Published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schongauer, Martin (engraver)
    Anonymous engraver (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Heliogravure (photogravure)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 39, box A

Physical description

Heliogravure print

Place of Origin

France (Published)


1881 (Published)


Schongauer, Martin (engraver)
Anonymous engraver (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Heliogravure (photogravure)

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with the monogram 'M+S' in the lower centre of the plate.
The monogram of Martin Schongauer appears at the bottom of the print in the centre. The monogram consists of Schongauer's initials and a goldsmith-like hallmark composed of a small cross plus the crescent from his family's coat of arms. This signature occurs in two forms: a few plates, apparently all done in the early 1470s, have an M with vertical sides; the majority, as in this example, have an M with slanting sides. (The Illustrated Bartsch, Vol.8 Part 1, pg. 1).


Height: 9.2 cm Cut to approximately, Width: 8.6 cm Cut to approximately

Descriptive line

Martin Schongauer, after. One of 10 plates of armorial shields with supporters. Heliogravure reproduction after an original engraving by Martin Schongauer. Published as a plate to 'Oeuvre de Martin Schongauer....par Amand-Durand', France, 1881.

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

Jane C. Hutchinson, ed. The Illustrated Bartsch, 8. Early German Masters, Albrecht Altdorfer and Monogrammists. New York: Abaris Books, 1981, no. 97.
Stogden, Nicholas (Ed.)., Hollstein’s German, engravings, etchings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700 (Rotterdam: Sound and Vision Publishers, 2004): vol. LIX, Ludwig Shongauer to Martin Schongauer, no.96.


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