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Inscription

across bottom in plate 13 line xylographic text in Latin being an antiphon commemorating the blessed Sebastian, martyr; lower right verso in brown ink: D.G.

Provenance

(sale, C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, Cat. 175, 6-9 May 1930, no. 516); Martin Aufhäuser, Munich and Holland; [1] Lessing J. Rosenwald (L. Supp. 1760c), Jenkintown, PA; gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History
1941
The First Century of Printmaking 1400-1500, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1941, no. 9, repro.
1982
Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1982, no. 1, repro.
2005
"The Origins of European Printmaking: 15th Century Woodcuts and Their Public", Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 2005-2006, no. 96.
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.
1982
Fine 1982, 1.
1996
Hults, Linda C. The Print in the Western World. Madison, WI, 1996: 29-30; fig.1.11, 30.