Coat of Arms of Rohrbach and Eilge von Holzhausen

A work made of engraving in black on buff laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on buff laid paper.

Date:

after 1470

Artist:

Monagrammist b. g. (German, active ca. 1470–90)
after Master of the Housebook (German, active c. 1470-1500)

About this artwork

This unidentified German artist signed his prints with a monogram. Here he may have copied a coat of arms designed by the more famous, yet equally mysterious Master of the Amsterdam Cabinet. Originally this work was interpreted as commemorating the 1466 marriage of Bernhard von Rohrbach and Adelgunde von Holzhausen. However, this Frankfurt family adopted the helmet on their crest in 1470; the couple’s son likely commissioned the sheet as a bookplate. When the engraving plate was rediscovered in the Holzhausen family archives in Frankfurt in 1856, a large edition was printed, of which this impression is one example.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Monogrammist b. g.

Title

Coat of Arms of Rohrbach and Eilge von Holzhausen

Origin

Bayern

Date

1470–1485

Medium

Engraving in black on buff laid paper

Dimensions

96 × 92 mm (plate); 99 × 93 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1934.439

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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