Standing Female Saint

Circle of Martin Schongauer1490

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This drawing of a crowned female saint could have been made as part of a model book, to be used and reused in any number of compositions. Her downcast, sorrowful expression, indicative of piety and suffering, harmonizes with the broken, twisting folds of her robe. During the second half of the 1400s in Germany, drawing emerged as an important art form, and this is one of the relatively rare surviving examples from this period.

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  • Title: Standing Female Saint
  • Creator: Circle of Martin Schongauer
  • Date: 1490
  • Location Created: Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 24.4 x 19.1 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Pen and gray and black ink, over traces of black chalk
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Drawing
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 91.GA.55
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: German
  • Classification: Drawings