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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: 10.5 cm Cut to approximately, Width: 9.9 cm Cut to approximately

Descriptive line

Martin Schongauer, after. The angel of St. Matthew. One of four plates showing symbols of the Four Evangelists. 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. 73.
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.72.


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