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Foliate Ornament

Artist:
Master W with Key (Netherlandish, active ca. 1465–90)
Date:
ca. 1465–90
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
10 3/4 x 3 3/16 in; 11 5/8 x 4 3/16 in. (cut to plate line at right side)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.16.1
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.



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