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Ornament with Women Fighting

A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1460

Artist:

Master E. S.
German, active c. 1450-1467

About this artwork

Master E. S., perhaps the most significant Northern printmaker working prior to Martin Schongauer, popularized this type of ornamental motif, which was widely used as a decorative model for later artists. This particular image depicts five naked women entangled in a mass of vines and leaves, fighting over undergarments to cover their exposed bodies. The comical subject reflects a sort of grotesque humor often found in engravings by Master E. S., especially his Fantastic Alphabet.

Status

On View, Gallery 202

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Master E.S.

Title

Ornament with Women Fighting

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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1455–1465

Medium

Engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Sheet trimmed within platemark: 9.5 × 13.6 cm (3 3/4 × 5 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1934.443

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