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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.
1956
Prints, 1400-1800, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago, 1956-1957, no. 1.
1965
Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, 1965-1966, no. 6, repro.
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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