About this artwork
In 1466, the early anonymous master of engraving (known by the initials E. S.) was commissioned to make three engravings to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Papal Bull that granted absolution to pilgrims who worshipped at the statue of Madonna in the Benedictine Monastery at Einsiedeln near Zurich. This is the finest known impression of the largest of the three plates undertaken by the master E.S. and represents one of the earliest masterpieces of the art of engraving.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Master E.S.
- The Large Einsiedeln Madonna
- Germany (Artist's nationality:)
- Engraving in black on ivory laid paper
- Plate: 20.6 × 12.2 cm (8 1/8 × 4 13/16 in.); Sheet: 20.9 × 12.5 cm (8 1/4 × 4 15/16 in.)
- Clarence Buckingham Collection