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Israhel van Meckenem
    

 
 

 


Israhel Van Meckenem the Younger

(1445 - 1503)

German engraver, the son of an engraver of the same name, active c. 1450-65. He was trained by his father and probably by Master E.S., whose work he copied. His oeuvre is bigger than that of any other 15th-century engraver; he is known to have made more than 600 plates, and in some instances over a hundred prints have been preserved from each plate. Like many early engravers, he also worked as a goldsmith. Although he was a minor figure as a creative artist (much of his work consisted of copies), he is important in showing the growing popularity of engraving. He was the first artist to engrave his own features (in a double portrait together with his wife) and looks a very shrewd individual.


 


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Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles1480
 
 
 

Jesusknabe mit Leidenswerkzeugen
1495
 
 
 

Sankt Christophorus
 
 
 

The Death of Lucretia
c. 1500
Rosenwald Collection
 
 
 

The Juggler and the Woman
c. 1495
Rosenwald Collection
 
 
 

The Organ Player and His Wife
c. 1495
Rosenwald Collection
 
 
 

Saint Quirinus of Neuss
Rosenwald Collection
 
 
 

Samson and the Lion
c. 1475
Rosenwald Collection
 
 
 

The Visit to the Spinner
c. 1495
Rosenwald Collection
 
 
 

Little Saviour
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
 
 
 

St. Anthony
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
 
 

Saint Cosmos and Damian
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
 
 

The Mass of St. Gregory
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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