Title of Work
Date of Work
Facsimile of etching and engraving
Reichsdruckerei (German) Facsimile Print
Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection
Stored: JSP Box 5, 234_CF
UND Art Collections Repository
Master E. S. is an unidentified German engraver, printmaker and goldsmith that was born c. 1420. He is known as a late Gothic style artist with his work centering on the subjects of religion, fantasy and mythology. His prints are widely reproduced and he is considered an old German master of prints. His rare original works can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Kupferstichkabnett in Berlin and Dresden.
Original work: Master E.S. (German, c.1420 - 1468) etching and engraving, 1466. This is an early 20th c. German Reichsdruckerei reproduction.
Written by hand: Master ES: Virgin Enthroned [Lower left] 424 is stamped [Lower left] Verso: Stamped "Facsimile-Reproduction Per Reichsdruckerei Berlin)
James Smith Pierce Collection
Darkening or bleaching from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet and/or heat from sun or artificial light