Foliate Ornament

Master W with Key Netherlandish

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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.

Foliate Ornament, Master W with Key (Netherlandish, active ca. 1465–90), Engraving

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