Virgin and Child with the Patron Saints of Freiburg

Hans HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER
Date
1519
Description

woodcut; sheet: 307 x 197 mm (12 x 7 3/4 inches)

Hollstein 17 a and b

literature:

Die Malerfamilie Holbein in Basel, exhibition catalogue, Basel, 1960, nos. 346–347

provenance:

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg (Lugt 2809; with their dublicate stamp, not in Lugt)

sale, Max Perl, Berlin, February 10–12, 1913

private collection

The print is dated (in reverse) in the two medallions set in the segments of the arch at top; it was used on the verso of the title of Nüwe Stattrechten und Statuten der loblichen Statt Fryburg im Pryszgow gelegen, published by Adam Petri in Basel, 1520.

It is a characteristic early example of the younger Holbein’s reception of Italian Renaissance forms.


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