Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Lovers
  • Israhel van Meckenem the younger
    1440 or 1445–1503
    born: Meckenheim, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Bocholt, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
    Master of the Housebook
    circa 1470–1500
    active: Germany
  • The Lovers, late 1400s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 164 x 105 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 4 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0122
Label Text

Two young lovers sit and hold hands. The young woman holds a human faced animal. There is a pan with dishes in the lower left corner. There is a pot of flowers in the right center. There is a border of foliated branches in an upper-circular format.