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  • Record Number: 7729
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schmidt , Peter.
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  • Title: The Use of Prints in German Convents of the Fifteenth Century: The Example of Nuremberg [The author focuses on the uses made by nuns in the Dominican house, the Katharinenkloster. Schmidt argues that the woodcuts were a medium of communication among nuns as well as between confessors and their female penitents. Title note supplied by Feminae
  • Source: Studies in Iconography 24, ( 2003): Pages 43 - 69.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Devotional Art Dominican Order Manuscripts Monasticism Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany- Katharinenkloster, a Dominican House for Women Pastoral Care- Nuns Woodcuts
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Fourteen Figures. Figure One "Speculum humanae salvationis" with traces of a cutout pasteprint (Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Hs 28607, fol. 59r.). Figure Two Christ on the Mount of Olives (London, Guildhall Library). Figure Three Back of woodcut of Christ on the Mount of Olives (London, Guildhall Library). Figure Four Sample of the "third hand" of the Katharinenkloster (Nuremberg, Stadtbibliothek, fol. 224r.). Figure Five Saint Catherine (Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Msc. hist. 154. fol. 1v.). Figure Six Woodcut of The Vision of Saint Bernard (Nuremberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. V, App. 81, fol. 121r.). Figure Seven Woodcut of the Baptism of Christ (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, "Gulden puchlein," fol. 89r.). Figure Eight Woodcut of the Massacre of the Innocents and Flight into Egypt (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, "Gulden puchlein," fol. 77r.). Figure Nine Sample of the handwriting and initials of Conrad Forster (Nuremberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent VI, 43e, fol. 136r.). Figure Ten Front Cover of the "Gulden puchlein" (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). Figure Eleven Front cover of a manuscript made by Conrad Forster (Nuremberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. IV, 43e.). Figure Twelve Manuscript illumination of the Annunciation (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, "Gulden puchlein," fol. 167v.). Figure Thirteen Woodcut of Christ on the cross (Nuremberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. VII, 88, fol. 2r.). Figure Fourteen Woodcut of the Flagellation of Christ (Augsburg, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, Cod. I.3.8.5, fol. 194r.).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Frankfurt am Main
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01481029
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