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19th Century Decorative Art Ornament Lithograph Portfolio Print Germany 1877 #6


Description: 19th Century Decorative Art Ornament Lithograph Portfolio Print

Artist:  Martin Schongauer (1448-91)  

Sheet: #6

Paper Size: 11 5/16 inches by 14 5/8 inches. 

Image: 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches. 

Manufacturer: Das Ornament Und Die Kunstindustrie In Ihrer Geschichtlichen Entwickelung Auf Dem Debiete Des Kunstdruckes by J.E. Wessely. Berlin Germany, 1877. 

Publisher: Nicolaische Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1877

Condition: Art print is in good condition, edges have some wear from being stored. Came out of portfolio book that was made in Germany in 1877. Has some writing on the lower right corner. Overall good condition for the age. Would make an excellent addition to any collection! 

Artist Bio: Martin Schongauer (1448-91) One of the great Old Masters of 15th century German art, Martin Schongauer is best remembered today for his exceptional printmaking, notably his copper engraving, and his drawing, as well as his altarpiece art, all of which had a decisive influence on late Gothic painting in Germany. Schongauer was one of the most famous artists of the German Renaissance, whose work inspired such masters as Michelangelo and Durer. He himself was influenced by early Flemish painting, as well as the wider Netherlandish Renaissance, and focused mainly on religious art. Active mostly in Colmar, Alsace, his greatest masterpiece is his altarpiece Madonna of the Rose Bower (1473), which still resides in St Martin's church Colmar. In contrast with his earlier art, his later works have a softer, more delicate touch.