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The Nativity, from the Life of Christ

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

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


c. 1474


Martin Schongauer
German, c. 1430/50-1491

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Martin Schongauer


The Nativity, from the Life of Christ


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1469–1479


Engraving in black ink on cream laid paper


Sheet, trimmed to platemark: 15.8 × 15.8 cm (6 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.)

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Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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