St. Martin

St. Martin


Martin Schongauer

(German, c.1450-1491)


Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1924.509

Catalogue raisonné: Lehrs V.271.62



In one episode of Saint Martin’s life, he cut apart his cloak to share it with a freezing beggar. That night Martin dreamed it was actually Christ who wore the cloth he generously gave away. Artists often depicted Martin riding on a horse, but in this print Schongauer alluded to the steed by putting spurs on Martin’s boots.

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PR - Engraving
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