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Hübsch Martin Schongauer

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön ("Martin beautiful") or Hübsch Martin ("pretty Martin") by his contemporaries, was an engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer. Famous even in his lifetime, Martin Schongauer elevated the engraving technique to a perfection surpassed only by Albrecht Dürer. His versatile pen lines of parallel and cross-hatched strokes, dots, delineate texture and form.
Schongauer was born in about 1440 in Colmar, Alsace, probably the third of the four sons of Caspar Schongauer, a goldsmith from Augsburg who taught his son the art of engraving. Colmar, now in France, is where Schongauer established at Colmar a very important school of engraving, out of which grew the "Little Masters" of the succeeding generation, and a large group of Nuremberg artists.
The main work of Schongauer's life was the production of a large number of beautiful engravings, which were largely sold, not only in Germany but also in Italy and even in England and Spain.
The Nativity
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The Christ Child with an Orb

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. John the Evangelist on Patmos

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. George

Israhel van Meckenem (German, Meckenem ca. 1440/45–1503 Bocholt)

The Third Wise Virgin

Israhel van Meckenem (German, Meckenem ca. 1440/45–1503 Bocholt)

Noli me Tangere

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Betrayal of Christ (copy in roundel)

After Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Ornament with Owl Mocked by Day Birds

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Thomas

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Crucifixion with Four Angels

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Christ as the Man of Sorrows with the Virgin and St. John

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Nativity

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. James the Less

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Crucifixion

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Engraved by Master FVB (Netherlandish, active ca. 1475–1500)

St. George Slaying the Dragon

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Martin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Crozier

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Virgin and Child on a Grassy Bench

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Small Madonna and Child

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint Sebastian

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Virgin and Child with an Apple

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Griffin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Third Wise Virgin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Christ Carrying the Cross (copy)

After Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Shield with Stag Held by Wild Man

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Nativity

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

A Foolish Virgin in Half-Figure

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Matthew

Style of Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Eagle of Saint John

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Ox of St. Luke

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Censer

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Madonna and Child with the Parrot

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Wild Woman Holding a Shield with a Lion's Head

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Andrew

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Crucifixion

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Pilate Washing His Hands

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Adoration of the Magi

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Fourth Wise Virgin, from the series The Wise and Foolish Virgins

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Nativity

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Christ Crowned with Thorns

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. John the Baptist

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Resurrection

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Ecce Homo

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Two Turks

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint John on Patmos

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Shield with Swan Held by Woman

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Paul

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Crucifixion with Four Angels

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Michael

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint Sebastian

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Bishop Saint

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. George Slaying the Dragon

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint Lawrence

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Death of the Virgin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Miller

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Third Wise Virgin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. John

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Baptism of Christ

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Paul

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Christ in an Attitude of Benediction

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Enthronement of the Virgin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Second Wise Virgin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. James the Major at the Battle of Clavigo

Attributed to Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Death of the Virgin

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Elephant

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Lion of Saint Mark

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Bartholomew

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Agnes

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Christ Carrying the Cross

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Peasant Family Going to Market

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Annunciation: The Angel Gabriel

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Seated Lady Holding a Shield with an Unicorn

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

King Herod Receiving the Three Magi

Circle of Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Saint Anthony gazes serenely out at the viewer as frenzied demons grab at his limbs, clothes, and hair and pound him with sticks. Schongauer depicted these imagined creatures in a remarkably convincing way. His... more

Christ Carrying the Cross

The largest and most painterly of his prints, Christ Carrying the Cross is Schongauer's masterpiece. This engraving depicting Christ's procession to Golgotha is the artist's most visually complex. He created a ... more

Bust of a Man in a Hat Gazing Upward

Famous even in his lifetime, Martin Schongauer shaped and revitalized German art, integrating it with the achievements of the great Netherlandish masters. While he elevated the engraving technique to a pinnacle... more

Saint Anthony

Hieronymus (Jerome) Wierix (Netherlandish, ca. 1553–1619 Antwerp)

The Baptism of Christ from a set of The Passion

Design based on an engraving by Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach) (The Baptism of Christ)

Christ in Gethsemene

Ferdinand Piloty (German, Homburg 1786–1844 Munich)