About this artwork
Martin Schongauer was renowned as a painter, but he is best known today for his engravings. Bishop’s Crosier attests to his superior technique in this exacting medium. The refinement of his line allowed him to capture every detail of the ritual object he rendered, while his family background in goldsmith work informed his depiction of this intricate three-dimensional piece.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Martin Schongauer
- Bishop's Crosier
- Germany (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1475–1480
- Engraving on ivory laid paper
- Sheet: 28.2 × 11 cm (11 1/8 × 4 3/8 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.