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center, in block, on banner: ave gracia plena dominus te; below image, in pen and brown ink: Natus ab eterno patre qui prodiit infans abnuit ille nichil nulla petita negat Candida fac igitur tu suffragare rogata daque pias mentes diua maria Vale (Born of the eternal father, he who came to the world as a small child rejects nothing, and he refuses nothing that is asked of him. So grant radiance to the petitioner's requests, support them, and give pious dispositions, divine Maria. Be well.)

[translation from Parshall, Peter, and Rainer Schoch. _Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public._ Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005, p. 115, note 1.]

Provenance

Barfusserkloster, Freiburg, Switzerland. Lessing J. Rosenwald, Jenkintown, PA; gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1941
The First Century of Printmaking 1400-1500, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1941, no. 4, repro.
1949
Ten Centuries of Christian Art, Milwaukee Art Institute, WI, 1949, no catalogue.
1956
Prints, 1400-1800, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago, 1956-1957, no. 1.
1956
Selected Prints from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, 1956.
1959
Prints from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Lincoln, 1959, no catalogue.
1965
Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, 1965-1966, no. 6, repro.
1968
L'Incisione Europea dal XV al XX Secolo, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy, 1968. no. 3, repro.
1971
Christmas Print Exhibition, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, 1971-1972, no catalogue.
1971
Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Prints from the Rosenwald Collection, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, Fredericksburg, VA, 1971, no. 5, repro.
1971
Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Prints from the Rosenwald Collection, Saint John's College, Santa Fe, NM, 1971, no catalogue.
1973
Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Prints of Northern Europe from the National Gallery of Art Rosenwald Collection, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1973, no. 4.
2005
Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public, NGA and Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 2005-2006, no. 22b, repro.
Bibliography
1926
Schreiber, Wilhelm Ludwig. Handbuch de Holz- und Metailschnitte des XV Jahrhunderts. 8 vols. Leipzig: Verlag Karl W. Hierseman, 1926-1930.
1965
Field, Richard S. Fifteenth Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. Exh. cat. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1965: no. 6.
2013
Brisman, Shira. "The Image That Wants to Be Read: An Invitation for Interpretation in a Drawing by Albrecht Dürer." Word & Image 29, no. 3 (July/September 2013): 289-290, fig. 11.
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