F18 German Art in the Galleries

This bronze plaque features a pair of oxen pulling a four-wheeled wagon with six passengers. The seated driver holds a rod in his right hand and a two-tined fork in his left. An older figure holding a flaming vessel stands behind him, followed by a seated figure wearing classical drapery and a laurel wreath. The next figure, seated in the middle of the cart, is an older female, nude to the waist, who holds a cornucopia full of fruit and raises her left hand to point skyward. Two smaller standing figures appear next, one holding a bowl of fruit. The final figure is a reclining female nude holding a flower in the crook of her right arm.

The Triumph of Plenty
2 ½ in x 4 ¾ in x 3/16 in (6.35 cm x 12.07 cm x 0.48 cm);2 ½ in x 4 ¾ in x 3/16 in (6.35 cm x 12.07 cm x 0.48 cm)
Museum Purchase
Monogrammist FG
Mucius Scaevola
engraving on paper
4 ½ in x 3 ⅛ in (11.43 cm x 7.94 cm);19 in x 13 15/16 in (48.26 cm x 35.4 cm)
Museum Purchase
A powerfully muscled nude man sits astride a fearsome sea creature. He grasps an oar in his left hand and the beast's reins in his right, while a cloth billows out behind him. A variety of humanoid creatures frolic in the seascape in the background.
Hendrick Goltzius
Oceanus (from a Series of 6 Mythological Figures)
chiaroscuro woodcut on laid paper
13 11/16 in. x 10 9/16 in. ( 34.7 cm x 26.9 cm )
Museum Purchase
This maiolica dish is covered by a radial pattern consisting of abstract leaves and curling tendrils punctuated with flowers all centered around a yellow disk in the center of the well. The harmony of the design stems from radial symmetry of the pattern as well as the restricted palette of blue and a soft brass-yellow.
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) with underglaze painting
2 x 12 15/16 x 12 15/16 in. (5 x 32.8 x 32.8 cm);2 x 12 15/16 x 12 15/16 in. (5 x 32.8 x 32.8 cm)
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
The body of the tankard is decorated with two narrow bands of gilded abstract vegetal ornament around the neck and base, separated by a wider band that features three repoussé medallions alternating with three bosses. Each medallion depicts a standing nude female: one of the nudes appears in an interior holding a dagger to her chest; another holds a sword and a man's head and stands beside a female companion; the third holds an elongated arrow with a blindfolded cupid at her feet. The cast handle consists of a clawed bird's foot grasping a ball at the base, followed by a satyr mask, a bound female nude, and, surmounting the handle, the bust of a warrior. The lid, a later addition, bears a wreath with a series of initials and the date 1639.
Tankard with Lid and scenes of Judith, Lucretia, and Venus
repoussé and engraved silver, partially gilded
5 11/16 x 5 1/8 x 4 in. (14.3 x 13 x 10.1 cm);5 11/16 x 5 1/8 x 4 in. (14.3 x 13 x 10.1 cm)
Museum Purchase
Hieronymus Hopfer
A Soldier Killing a Naked Man
etching on paper
4 7/16 in. x 3 1/16 in. ( 11.2 cm x 7.7 cm )
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
A crowd gathers around an altar in a Temple. The christ child is held by a bearded man, Simeon, on the right, while across the surface a woman kneels, holding a cage up to the altar. Behind the kneeling woman are Joseph (bald, in a large sleeved garment), Mary, and Anna (who is pointing to Mary). 
Marcantonio Raimondi
Presentation of Christ in the Temple
engraving on paper
11 ⅝ in x 8 ½ in (29.53 cm x 21.59 cm);20 ¾ in x 16 ¾ in x ⅞ in (52.71 cm x 42.55 cm x 2.22 cm);19 ½ in x 15 ½ in (49.53 cm x 39.37 cm)
Gift of Nicholas and Elena Delbanco
A composition with a heraldic motif: a rooster standing on top of a helmet with visor and throat guard, below which is a sheld or other carving with a rampant lion. Surrounding on either side is vigorous foliage (acanthus leaves).
Albrecht Dürer
Coat of Arms with the Cock
engraving on laid paper
7 3/10 in x 4 ¾ in (18.57 cm x 12.07 cm);7 3/10 in x 4 ¾ in (18.57 cm x 12.07 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
A group of figures at the left stand in a vaulted space under a cross. They look towards the lower right of the composition where a man holding a standard with a cross on top is bending forward and offering his hand to an old bearded man in an arched doorway. Above the doorway are several fantastical figures with beaked or animal heads and arms with claws. Signed in the block "AD", lower right, recto.
Albrecht Dürer
Christ in Limbo (The Harrowing of Hell) from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
woodcut print on laid paper
5 in x 3 3/4 in (12.7 cm x 9.53 cm)
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson
This elegant self-portrait depicts a half-length figure of a man in three-quarters profile with his left arm resting on a stone ledge. The somber colors of his garb, consisting of a white shirt with a dark robe, is offset by luxurious details: the fur collar of his robe, the black ribbon and gold chain around his neck, the embroidered collar and cuffs of his shirt, and the three rings on his right hand. Two pink carnations appear on the ledge before him.
Bartholomäus Bruyn, the Elder
Self-Portrait with carnations
oil on panel
19 11/16 in x 13 3/4 in (50.01 cm x 34.92 cm);19 11/16 in x 13 3/4 in (50.01 cm x 34.92 cm);24 7/8 in x 19 in (63.18 cm x 48.26 cm)
Museum Purchase
This figure of Christ wears a volumnious mantle and strides forcefully forward with his left leg. His hands, now broken off, once held either a cross-staff or a globe while he made of gesture of blessing with the other. His robe appears to have originally been gilded and then painted over with red to impart his garment with a lustrous quality.
Standing Christ
wood, polychrome and gilding
18 7/16 in x 6 ¾ in x 5 ½ in (46.83 cm x 17.15 cm x 13.97 cm);18 7/16 in x 6 ¾ in x 5 ½ in (46.83 cm x 17.15 cm x 13.97 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This pair of finely carved bust-length figures depicts two men in ecclesiastical garb. On the right appears an older figure who wears elaborate vestments and a papal tiara with a book in his left hand. His deeply lined and wrinkled face conveys a patient wisdom and authority as he stares directly ahead. His more youthful companion, dressed in a simpler collared robe and brimless cap, glances introspectively aside. He grasps an unfurled scroll in his left hand and a diminutive lion stares out from its perch on his left shoulder.
Atelier of J
Busts of Saints Jerome and Gregory
lindenwood with polychromy
19 7/8 x 19 5/16 x 7 7/8 in. (50.4 x 49 x 20 cm);19 15/16 x 19 5/16 x 7 7/8 in. (50.5 x 49 x 20 cm)
Museum Purchase


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