Master W with Key (Netherlandish, active ca. 1465–90)
10 3/4 x 3 3/16 in; 11 5/8 x 4 3/16 in. (cut to plate line at right side)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1929
Not on view
This Gothic leaf design, known only in this impression, is the Master's most beautiful and monumental ornament print. More than half of the eighty-two engravings by this anonymous artist, presumed to have been active as a goldsmith in Bruges, represent designs for objects and constructions—Gothic chapels, ornate vessels, altarpiece frames, and saints set within elaborate architecture.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Print in the North," May 06, 1997 - July 13, 1997.
Lehrs 52; L.VII.101.82
Suzanne Boorsch, Nadine Orenstein "The Print in the North: The Age of Albrecht Durer and Lucas van Leyden." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 54, no. 4, Spring 1997, p. 15.
Artist: Bartholomeus Spranger (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1546–1611 Prague)Date: ca. 1580–1585Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, white heightening, over traces of black chalk, on paper washed blue and pinkAccession: 1997.93On view in:Not on view
Artist: Jan Brueghel the Elder (Netherlandish, Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp)Date: ca. 1588–89Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and blue and brown washes, heightened with white; framing lines in pen and brown inkAccession: 1995.15On view in:Not on view
Artist: Bernard van Orley (Netherlandish, Brussels ca. 1492–1541/42 Brussels)Date: 1530–35Medium: Pen and brown ink, watercolor over traces of black chalk; verso: tracing in black chalk of the figures on the rectoAccession: 1995.12On view in:Not on view