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center, in image on altar cloth, in plate: I jehsus maria M; bottom center, in image, in plate: IVM [artist's monogram]; across bottom, in plate: Quotiens quis coram armis christi quicumque orationes apostolicas cum quicumque Pater Noster et Ave Maria devote dixerit XX milibus annorum a penis purgatorii exonoratus erit (Whoever recites in the presence of the arms of Christ the Apostle's Creed, the Pater Noster, and the Ave Maria, and as often as he does so, shall be pardoned 20,000 years of punishment in purgatory [translation from Alan Shestack, "Fifteenth Century Engravings of Northern Europe." Exh. catalogue, Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1967, no. 215.]); verso, at center, in graphite by a later hand: C 28708 / B.102; at lower left, in graphite by a later hand: Del / B.102

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(Richard H. Zinser, Forest Hills, NY); purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], 1953; gift to NGA, 1954.

Exhibition History

Gothic to Baroque, Allentown Art Museum, 1960, no. 69.
Fifteenth Century Engravings of Northern Europe from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., NGA, 1967-1968, no. 215, repro.


Lehrs, Max. Geschichte und kritischer Katalog des deutschen, niederlandischen und franzosischen Kupferstichs im XV. Jahrhundert. 9 vols. and 1 plate vol. Vienna: Gesellschaft fur vervielfaltigende Kunst, 1934: Vol. 9, no. 354, i/ii.
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. Blaricum: A.L. van Gendt B.V., 1986: Vol. XXIV, no. 354, i/ii.
Shestack, Alan. Fifteenth Century Engravings of Northern Europe from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. Exh. cat. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1967: no. 215.
Parshall, Peter. "Imago contrafacta: Images and Facts in the Northern Renaissance." Art History 16:4 (1993): 557-558, pl. 5.

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