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at left, printed in letter press: [Latin texts of the main eucharistic elements of the Catholic Mass: the Gloria and the Credo]; at right, printed in letter press: [Latin texts spoken at the Offertory: the prayers for the offering of the Host, the mingling of wine and water, the offering of the wine, the appeal for God's acceptance of the offering of the Mass, the call to the Holy Spirit, and the words of consecration]; within the woodcut image at center, in coat of arms at lower right: [helmet monogram of the printer]; verso, at left, in pen and black ink: [prayer to Christ and the Trinity]; verso, at right, in pen and black ink: [text of John 1:1-14]

[see Parshall, Peter, and Rainer Schoch. _Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public._ Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005, pp. 164-167.]

Provenance

Edmund Schilling [1888-1974], Frankfurt and London; Heinrich Eisemann [1890-1972], London; purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], 1956; gift to NGA, 1959.

Exhibition History
1965
Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, 1965-1966, no. 78, repro.
1982
Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector, NGA, 1982, no. 4, repro.
1990
Eva/Ave: Woman in Renaissance and Baroque Prints, NGA, 1990, no. 54, repro.
2005
Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public, NGA and Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 2005-2006, no. 39, repro.
Bibliography
1926
Schreiber, Wilhelm Ludwig. Handbuch de Holz- und Metailschnitte des XV Jahrhunderts. 8 vols. Leipzig: Verlag Karl W. Hierseman, 1926-1930.
1947
Schilling, Edmund. "Zur Geschichte einer Basler Kanontafel des 15. Jahrhunderts," Zeitschrift für Schweizerische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte. vol. 9 (1947): pp. 147-150 and pl. 49-52.
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. 78.
1982
Fine, Ruth E. Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982, no. 4.
1990
Russell 1990, cat.no.54.
1995
Ousterhout, Robert and Leslie Brubaker, eds. Illinois Byzantine Studies IV: The Sacred Image East and West. Urbana, 1995: 298, fig. 99.
1998
Hamburger, Jeffrey F. The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany. New York, 1998: 309, fig. 6.24.
2000
Les dominicaines d'Unterlinden. Paris, 2000: 222, fig. 26.
2004
Weekes, Ursula. Early Engravers and Their Public: the Master of the Berlin Passion and Manuscripts from Convents in the Rhine-Maas Region, ca. 1450-1500. London: Harvey Miller, 2004, p. 12, fig. 3.
2018
Schmidt, Suzanne Karr. Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018, pp. 72-75, Fig. 2.8.
2021
Bourgeois, David, Caroline Danforth, and Henrike Lähnemann. "Letter for Apollonia," Franciscan Studies. vol. 79 (2021): pp. 165-196.
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