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Portrait of Jan van Leyden, King of the Anabaptists at Münster
  • Heinrich Aldegrever
    1502–1555 or 1561
    born: Paderborn, Westphalia, Germany ; died: Soest, Westphalia, Germany ; active: Germany
  • Portrait of Jan van Leyden, King of the Anabaptists at Münster, 1536
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 325 x 230 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 325 x 230 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 9 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0021
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Description

1/2 length man resting arms on plinth with incised text. Beareded man dressed in ringed necklace, and holding scepter and scroll. Top left quadrant crowned orb/arms with crossed swords piercing, and banderole with alphabet.