Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

Accession Number
2012/2.206

Title
Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

Artist(s)
Workshop of Michael Wolgemut

Object Creation Date
15th century - early 16th century

Medium & Support
woodcut on medium ivory laid paper

Dimensions
6 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in (15.5 cm x 12 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Subject matter
The martyrdom of St. Bartholomew by flaying.

Physical Description
A haloed man is attached to a plank in the foreground of the composition. A male figure positioned behind him holds a knife to his knee while a male figure in front of him holds a knife to his wrist. A figure dressed like a church father stands watching over the scene on the right.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Rights
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Keywords
knives
martyrs
saints

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