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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.


 


St. Martin dividing his cloak
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

 
 

Vera icon

c. 1490
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 

 


Judith with the Head of Holofernes

 

 

 

The Artist and his Wife Ida

c. 1490
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 
 

The Lute Player and the Harpist

c. 1490
 
 
 

Morris Dance

c. 1475
 
 
 

Saint George and the Dragon
c. 1465/1470
 
 
 

The Saviour Blessing, Half Length
 
 
 

Christ before Herod
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
 
 

Christ again before Pilate

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
 
 

Christ stripped
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 

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