HANS SPRINGINKLEE

1490/1495 Nürnberg – unknown, after 1527

St. Dorothy ca. 1519–20


woodcut, hand-colored with grey wash, white heightening, and touches of gold in the manner of a chiaroscuro woodcut; 241 x 155 mm (9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches)

Passavant, vol. 3, no. 263; Geisberg 341 (illustrating the variant St. Ursula); Hollstein 13 first state (of three)

LITERATURE
cf. Dodgson, vol. 1, p. 417
Meister um Albrecht Dürer, exhibition catalogue, Nuremberg, 1961, no. 348

The image is printed from two woodblocks. The narrower one on the left can be replaced by a woodblock with another image. By changing the attributes, the image of St. Dorothy can be transformed into an image of St. Ursula. Losses in the woodblocks appear already in the first state. The impression of the first state in the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam reproduced by Hollstein is touched-in to disguise the losses in the block.
A very attractive copy generally in good condition. A tear in the upper left corner; a very small hole in the lower left corner.