Fine early impression. [P. 5.] In the "Adoration of the Kings" and the "Christ before the High Priest," by Martin Schongauer, we see the engraver's art in its infancy. It is a robust infancy, however; for crude as these works may be, they are full of feeling and power, and they are a fitting prelude to the manly work of Albrecht Durer in the latter part of the same century. Both of these impressions from Schongauer's plates are good, the first-named especially, being an early one in admirable condition. [P. 16 (supp.); see entry 01990001 for other work noted in this commentary.]
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