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Old Master Prints: Monogrammist IS with the Shovel (active c. 1513-1547)

Dürer: The Apocalypse / Dürer: Large Passion / Dürer: Small Woodcut Passion / Dürer: Engraved Passion / Dürer: Other Passion
Dürer: Life of the Virgin / Dürer: Holy Family / Dürer: Saints and Martyrs / Dürer: Other Images
Ship of Fools 1 / Ship of Fools 2 / Ship of Fools 3 / Ship of Fools 4 / Copies After Durer

German Drawings: Hans Sebald Beham / Virgil Solis / Hans von Aachen / Johann Heinrich Roos

German 16th century printmakers: Heinrich Aldegrever, Jost Amman, Hans Sebald Beham, Hans Brosamer, Hans Burgkmair,
Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Durer (After), Augstin Hirschvogel, Hans Holbein (After), Hopfer Family,
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Georg Pencz, Hans Schäufelein, Virgil Solis, Monogrammist W.S. (Wolfgang Stuber?)
Almost nothing is known about the personal life of Monogrammist IS with the Shovel. Oldenbourg says that he was a "Formschneider [cutter of woodblocks] in Schäufeleins Augsburger Werksett" in 1513. What we know are the 8 books he illustrated with woodcuts mostly in the style of Hans Schäufelein (German, 1480/85-1538/48, who signed his wooducts HS with the Shovel), a pupil of Dürer's c. 1505, with whom Dürer was apparantly on good terms as late as 1519-1520 when he took some of Schäufelein's prints with him on his trip to the Netherlands to sell for Schäufelein). Oldenbourg credits Monogrammist IS with the Shovel with a total of 201 woodcuts: 34 woodcuts for Leben der Heiligen (Augsburg: Hanns Othmar, 1513), and 75 woodcuts for Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516, from which our seven woodcuts below all come). He is also credited with 58 woodcuts for Teutsch Ewangeli Vnd Epistel (Hagenaw, 1516), 9 woodcuts for MARCI VIGERII . . . DECAHORDVM CHRISTIANVM (Hagenau, 1517), 38 woodcuts for Smaragdus, Ausslegüug oder Postilla des Heiligen vnd Gotuerstenden Zmaragdi (Strassburg: Crafft Müller, 1536), 72 woodcuts for Doctrina, Vita et Passio Iesv Christi  . . . Künstlich fürgebilder (Franckenfurt am Meyn: Bhritianum Egenolphum, 1537; additional editions in 1543 and 1550), 7 woodcuts for Horario Commemoratio Dominice Passionis (Mainz: Franz Beham, 1547), Joh Wild, Postill . . . (Meynta: Franciscus Behem, 1552), and 27 woodcuts for Joh Brenz, Postill. Ausslegung der Euangelien (Franckfort: Christian Egenolfen, 1554; additional edition pub. 1567 with 14 woodcuts by IS). For information on Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, see M. Consuelo Oldenbourg, Die Buchholzschnitte des Hans Schäufelein: Ein Bibliographisches Verzeichnis Ihrer Verwendungen Mit einem Anhang uber Buchholzschnitte des Monogrammisten IS mit der Schaufel, 2 vols. (Verlag Heitz GMBH / Editions P. H. Heitz, Baden Baden/Strasborug, 1964).
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Christ washing the Disciples' Feet at the Last Supper (Oldenbourg I: 62) Woodcut, c. 1516. Based upon Schäufelein (Oldenbourg II: 171). Published in Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516). There is a slightly discolored area above the heads of the disciples center-left. Text on verso. Image size: 139x102mm. Price: $850.
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Christ Before Annas (Oldenbourg II: 63) Woodcut, c. 1516, Based upon Schäufelein (Oldenbourg II, 174). Published in Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516). Text on verso. Image size: 139x104mm. Price: $1000.
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Christ Mocked (Oldenbourg I: 28). Woodcut, c. 1516. Based upon Schäufelein (Oldenbourg II, 176). Published in Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516). Text on verso. Bottom border trimmed. Image size: 138x103mm. Price: $1000.
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Christ Before Pilate (Oldenbourg I: 65) Woodcut, c. 1516. Reverse copy based upon Schäufelein (Oldenbourg II, 177). Published in Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516). Text on verso. Image size: 140x102mm. Price: $1000.
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Christ Disrobed (Oldenbourg I: 68) Woodcut, c. 1516. Based upon Schäufelein (Oldenbourg II, 179). Published in Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516). Text on verso shows through less strongly than in our photo. Image size: 139x103mm. Price: $850.
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Ecce Homo (Oldenbourg I: 69) Woodcut, c. 1516. Based upon Schäufelein (Oldenbourg II, 182). Published in Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516). Text on verso. Over-inking in the cloak of the elder standing to the left of Jesus. Image size: 139x103mm. Price: $850.
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, The Crucifixion (Oldenbourg I: 69) Woodcut, c. 1516. Based upon Dürer's version for the Engraved Passion (B. 23). Published in Die Evangelien- und Passions-Folge (Hagenau, 1516). Text on verso. Image size: 138x102mm. Price: $1000.

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